Dalton Table


Title: The Dalton Table

Creation Date: 20015

Size: 40 x 42

Media: Carbon Steel

Location: ametalsoul studio

Current Status: Private Collection


The Dalton Table was the first in what is becoming a series of tree-inspired steel art furniture pieces. The client came to me with her idea and my job was to figure out how to convey the essence of a tree in steel. After a fair amount of head-scratching and some trial-and-error, I found that by using 1/8 inch steel plate,  a series of heating and beating sessions, and lots and lots of welding and grinding, I could make small pieces of steel resemble small pieces of a tree.  Then I just put them all together, do a bit of rubbing and buffing, and the metal patina starts looking a lot like a tree.