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Forum topic by Bryan Cramer posted 10-18-2019 08:58 PM 175 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bryan Cramer

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10-18-2019 08:58 PM

So its a long story but I will be building a dining table with a slab live edge top for a non profit facility (a house specially designed for a small number of residents) that provides long term care and residency for patients of brain injuries that would other wise be in a nursing home. This property was cleared of some trees and I received the wood after it was cut by a portable mill in exchange for making something for them.

All residents are in wheelchairs and will be brought to the table so I just though I would bounce ideas off ya’ll for the base. I’ve had the wood stickered and air drying for a couple years as its around 2” thick in the mean time the house was built and opened. They have a donated thrift store table in use now and the traditional 4 legs get in the way. Keep in mind with the injuries some of these resident have and the way they have to sit in wheel chairs the will be pulled up along side the table rather than sitting under it.

So the more the legs of the table are out of the way the better to allow for maneuverability around it. It still needs to be stable. I’m thinking a tressel base plus it will go good with the live edge top. Any other suggestions?

Size wise its will be about 30” ish by 60” Hieght is too be determined

Thanks for reading the long post.

-- Bryan Cramer at Great Plains Design Works

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#1 posted 10-18-2019 09:18 PM

Will they want to move the table around occasionally or can it be bolted to the floor?

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#2 posted 10-18-2019 09:37 PM

id go with trestle,i did the table in a booth in my kitchen that way and it gives good leg room.

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