This has been one of the more unique pieces I had the pleasure of designing and building. The piece of machinery in the center of the table is a compression chamber from a jet engine. The client that commissioned this project wanted a unique way to display the engine. After a few iterations of the design we came up with a coffee table where a river of glass is flowing out of the jet engine.
The base is made from walnut that is dyed to match some of the other millwork in the house. I reinforced the base with a hidden steel frame to help support the weight of the engine. I used one of my favorite design elements to make it look like a bridge, even though the water is flowing over the top of the bridge instead of underneath it, I think the element helps tie the theme together.
The top is made from a cottonwood live edge slab, which had some beautiful burls on it. The cottonwood tree was felled here in Colorado and provided by a local arborist, who helped slab the tree and dry the wood. Then for the river, I used real glass verses an epoxy pour.
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