Using metal pegs, keyhole-slotted metal plates and a well-thought-out design, David Koch's "3style Table" lives up to its name with a little elbow grease and no tools.
Here's how it works:
Koch explains the three components of the table:
Birch Stress Skin Panel
The two top pieces are made by gluing two plywood skins ontoa frame. This creats a very light and stiff surface. A hard maple edge is glued around the top to prevent dents. Next the top is primed and painted using durable lacquer.
This unique systeme allows elements to be quickly locked together to create a joint that is rigid and strong. A pin is slid into a keyhole-shaped slot and held in place by a ball spring. The square plates are waterjet cut from 1/8" stainless steel and hand polished. The pins are turned on a 1940s Southbend lathe in our workshop.
The base of the table is made from white ash, a hardwood native to the easter US. This wood is strong and lightweight, it is used for baseball bats. We can make tables using other species as well.