Go round to Jeff Skierka's house for a coffee and you would be
hard pressed to ignore the striking centrepiece. Meticulous detail
and endless passion, following a 5 year period to realise his
project, have resulted in this stunning nostalgic coffee table by
the Seattle based designer and we admire that sort of commitment.
The classic cassette design is an exact 12:1 scale replica of the
original measurements which were amalgamated from various cassette
dimensions (all subtly different in their aesthetic) whilst
maintaining the key design elements he wished to communicate. The
high quality product was aptly ready for market just in time for
the 50th anniversary of the iconic cassette tape after
implementing a new dowelling system to facilitate mass production,
every one of which is handcrafted to order in Seattle.
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Having a trusted team assembled for the project was important to
Jeff, as he knows he has people on board who are as passionate
about the build as he is and it enables him to oversee every stage
of the manufacture as well as supporting local trade. The same goes
for the locally sourced materials evident in the design,
particularly the Maple, Birch and Walnut timber. The wood and glass
top sits on hand bent steel legs which are the same size as the
If you are interested in purchasing the table then email email@example.com
to place your order (international shipping available).
And yes before you ask, the table is completely reversible and
stamped both A & B on either side!
Here's a breakdown of the materials used in the design:
- Solid Baltic Birch Plywood
- Maple veneer on both sides
- Solid American Walnut "tape"
- Solid Maple side tracks & gears
- Hand-rubbed oil finish
- 30" x 47 1/4"
- 17 5/8" high with base
- Approximate weight of 150lbs
- 3/8" low iron glass
- Polished beveled edge
- Hand polished interior cut
- 1/4" x 2 1/2" hand bent steel legs
- Matte silver powder coat
- Solid Baltic Birch platform
- Non-slip, non-marking rubber
by Chris Johnstone