Creative Woodworking #24: Coolest coffee table ever?

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Blog entry by dakremer posted 02-06-2012 04:11 AM 10170 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Designer and architect Reinier de Jong has just released the versatile REK coffee table. The table grows and adapts to your needs. For example, when you’re not entertaining, perhaps you’d like to close it up, but when guests come over, you might want to move the sliding parts outwards to accommodate extra drinks and plates. Or, you can keep the sliding sections and store magazines and other things underneath.

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 04:46 AM

Pretty cool. Any clue how it’s built?

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 05:20 AM

It’s cool but like lot’s of innovative designs I don’t think it’s to practical.

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 07:35 AM

It’s unique. I see lots of skint shins and busted toes.

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 11:23 AM

Yuk! IMO it is totally impractical. If you kept rearranging the three sections, they are sure to get scratched up and quickly look ugly. Kids would climb on it too and send the coffee flying.

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#5 posted 02-06-2012 06:05 PM

I think it is a great idea and it looks good too, but I have to agree that it doesn’t look too practical. That said, one would have to use it some to really know. Maybe it would work very well for some folks but not to well for others. regardless, it is always good to see new ideas and who knows, maybe this idea could be used for some other piece of furniture or for some entirely different purpose? It sure got me thinking!

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