Furniture Artist Kristopher Kirkpatrick
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Design Process

Bring Your Vision To Life!

When purchasing a piece from Kristopher Kirkpatrick

You are commissioning an heirloom quality piece of hand crafted furniture that will be the focal point of any

Space for generations to come.


 

Designing your dream table starts with a few simple design choices.

1-Wood.

2-Shape/Style.

3-Legs.

Scroll down for a complete guide to our most commonly used wood types, our most popular shapes/styles of table, and our wide assortment of custom made steel bases.


Wood Type

Every project begins with Kristopher hand selecting the perfect raw material for your custom build. His extensive network of premium, kiln dried slab suppliers spans up and down the western coast of the United States. 100% of the material used is “local” deadfall. Meaning, these trees lived and died of natural causes before being milled and given a new life.

Designing your dream table begins with selecting the right wood for the job. If you are unfamiliar with wood species, this can be as simple as selecting a color preference. If you are unsure about the wood type that would best meet your design & use needs, we’d be happy to educate and assist in your decision making.


The following are examples of the most common wood types we work with.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? - don’t worry!


With our extensive network of reclaimed live edge timber suppliers you will have access to all of the finest domestic hardwoods and exotics in the world!

Walnut

THE FINEST HARDWOOD INDIGENOUS TO NORTH AMERCA. KNOWN FOR IT’S RICH WARM COLORS AND GRAIN PATTERNS. WALNUT IS EXTREMELY HEAVY AND SHOCK RESISTANT MAKING IT A GREAT CHOICE FOR HIGH TRAFFIC APPLICATIONS. WALNUT SLABS HAVE A PRESENCE ABOUT THEM THAT ANCHORS ANY SPACE.

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Redwood

VIBRAINT RED AND GOLD HUES WITH A RUSTIC FIGURE. REDWOOD TABLES ARE BOLD IN LOOK AND OFFER A SOFTER WOOD THAT WILL PROUDLY DISPLAY THE PATINA OF USE CREATING A BEAUTIFUL LIVED IN LOOK OVER TIME.

Burled Maple

ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING LIVE EDGE PATTERNS WHEN COMBINED WITH RESIN, BURLED MAPLE HAS A DEPTH OF TEXTURE UNMATCHED BY ANY ANOTHER SPECIES OF WOOD.

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Shape/Size/Style

Once you’ve selected a wood type for your project, the next step is to select a shape, size and style.

1-Will your space require a round, oval, square or rectangular shaped table top?

2- What dimensions best suit your needs? (LxWxH)

3- Pick a style! (live edge vs. straight edge, single slab vs. multi board glue-up, resin table vs. solid wood, glass top vs. wood top, etc.)

Live Edge Single Slab Table Top (Oregon Black Walnut)

Live Edge Single Slab Table Top (Oregon Black Walnut)

Single Slab

HAND SHAPED FROM SINGLE SLABS OF WOOD, THESE TABLES UTILIZE A LITERAL TREE TRUNK AS A TABLE TOP.

Live Edge (Monkey Pod)

Live Edge (Monkey Pod)

Live Edge

LIVE EDGE REFERS TO THE NATURAL OUTER EDGE OF THE TREE. IT OFTEN FEATURES “SAP WOOD” which VARIES IN COLOR AND BRINGS AN ORGANIC ELEMENT TO THE DESIGN.

Live Edge Blue Water Resin Table Top (Pacific Burled Maple)

Live Edge Blue Water Resin Table Top (Pacific Burled Maple)

Water Feature

THESE TABLES ARE OUR SPECIALTY! COMBINING AMERICAS FINEST HARDWOODS WITH STATE OF THE ART EPOXY RESIN CREATES A BOLD LOOK THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE NATURAL ELEMENTS OF THE WOOD.

Straight Edge (Walnut)

Straight Edge (Walnut)

Straight Edge

STRAIGHT EDGES CAN BE BLENDED WITH NATURAL LIVE EDGES FOR A CLEAN, CONTEMPORARY DESIGN THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE NATURAL CONTOURS OF THE WOOD.

Straight/Live Edge Combo Two Board Glue-Up (PA Black Walnut)

Straight/Live Edge Combo Two Board Glue-Up (PA Black Walnut)

Glue-up

MADE BY GLUING MULTIPLE BOARDS TOGETHER. THIS IS THE MOST PRACTICAL/TRADITIONAL WAY TO BUILD A TABLE TOP.

Hand Blended Live Edge (Walnut)

Hand Blended Live Edge (Walnut)

Edge Blending

OFTEN TIMES, SLABS WILL NEED TO BE HAND SHAPED IN ORDER TO PRODUCE THE DESIRED SHAPE/SIZE. THIS CAN BE DONE BY SQUARING EDGES, OR HAND CARVING A “NATURAL” EDGE AS SHOWN ABOVE.

 

Click below for inspirational photos to assist in your design process!


Table Legs

Choose between a matching wooden trestle base or dream up a steel base for us to fabricate! Our bases and table legs are made in house to ensure continuity in design.

Matching wooden trestle bases are a timeless option. They are made from the same hi quality material the tops are shaped from. Our steel legs can be fabricated to any shape/design imaginable. Simply send a photo or sketch of a base you’d like us to create! Our metal work is powder coated for longevity and available in a wide variety of colors!


We take the time to find the ultimate balance between form and function for each of our projects. Complete your table with one of our tried and true base designs, send us an inspirational design, or create a new table design from scratch!

“Lynx” Table Base (Bronze Powder Coat)

“Lynx” Table Base (Bronze Powder Coat)

3-Piece Hair Pin Legs

3-Piece Hair Pin Legs

Walnut Trestle Base

Walnut Trestle Base

Trapezoid Legs (Matte Black Powder Coat)

Trapezoid Legs (Matte Black Powder Coat)

Trapezoid Legs w/ Floor Stretcher (Matte Black Powder Coat)

Trapezoid Legs w/ Floor Stretcher (Matte Black Powder Coat)

Small Bar Base W/ Glass Shelves (White Powder Coat)

Small Bar Base W/ Glass Shelves (White Powder Coat)

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Powder Coating

Our steel bases are powder coated for longevity.

Our metal work is finished off site at a prestegious powder coating facility to ensure the highest quality, most durable finish available on the market. Powder coating is available in 70+ colors, click here for a list of available colors.


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