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Danish Modern Coffee Table

Danish Modern Coffee Table

A Danish Modern coffee table featuring inverted trestle legs and a suspended drawer.

This Danish Modern coffee table caught my eye while I waited in line to ship a package today. Especially interesting to me are the V-shaped trestle legs and the front on the suspended drawer. The drawer front features a basket weave pattern I don’t think I’ve seen before.

Drawer detail

The suspended drawer features a basket-weave front.

Mid-Century Modern Furniture available for pre-order

Mid-Century Modern book cover

My forthcoming book on Mid-Century Modern furniture is now available for pre-order.

Amazon now has a listing for my forthcoming book, Mid-Century Modern Furniture. While I’ve seen the insides of the book in their laid-out glory, this was my first look at the cover. I like it. You can click through to preview the table of contents and introduction on Amazon. In addition to dimensioned drawings, the book includes a historical overview of the period and step-by-step builds of variations on a coffee table by Finn Juhl and book case by Børge Mogensen. Selecting the pieces was a bit of challenge since my intent was to include interesting designs that could be recreated in the home shop, a constraints which eliminated a lot of fine work that relied on industrial processes for construction.

Mid-Century Modern Furniture is due out in June.