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Bar Height Table with Steel Patinated Base

author-gravatar Benham_Design Apr 15, 2024

This bespoke custom bar-height wine-tasting table complements my client’s wine room.

The base of this table is made of steel, and I used a blend of chemicals to give it a unique patina. The result is a beautiful marbled, aged copper finish.  The copper colors in the steel base accent, the copper-colored lines in the marble countertops, and the greens from the patination process complement the green velvet chairs.

I used Wenge wood for the tabletop because it complements the cabinets’ dark espresso stain. Then, I finished it with a clear coat highlighting the wood’s natural deep espresso brown coloration.  

The bar-height table stands at a comfortable bar height of 42” tall. Its spacious top measures 40” wide by 86” long and 4” thick. 

The top is not solid, but it is a torsion box that is veneered with shop-sawn wenge.

It is weighted with concrete bucks placed inside to prevent the slim base from tipping over.

If you want to see how I built the base.  Sorry, I didn't film the top.

Thanks, Brian Benham

Project Location: Colorado Springs

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