Behind the Making of a Custom Dining Table

The Otis Dining Table is a product in which we receive a lot of questions and feedback. The intricate design sparks interest in clients and interior designers alike. Because the process is a detailed one, today we would like to take you behind the scenes at the Rotsen Furniture studio to show you just how we create this amazing piece of furntiure/artwork.

Step 1: Create the Wood Base

This particular beam is made from reclaimed wood, that like all of our wood, is sourced locally in the United States (from places like California) or Brazil. The size of the wood is completely customizable depending on the purpose of your particular table; it can be adjusted for a console, coffee table or like in this case, a dining table.




Step 2: Select Finishes

The Otis Dining Table is complimented by a weathered metal finished corten steel base on each side. The metal base finish, color and material is also customizable.



Step 3: Assembly

Once all of the table’s individual pieces are ready to assemble, we place the wood beam between the metal base legs, which is attached with screws and the glass top sits directly in the metal. What prevents the glass top from sliding on the base are silicone bumpers that are glued to the wood. The silicone bumpers and the weight of the glass are normally enough.

There are occasions when clients, concerned about children safety, ask for alternatives. Depending on how we deliver the piece, we often put the glass on once the table is in it’s final spot in it’s new home in order to prevent any damage to the glass during it’s travel.

and then the end result looks like this!




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