Table

This three legged table is a formal exercise in triads, using a variety of three structural elements to hold up two tops. The structure juxtaposes two ways of post and beam construction, one where the vertical support is in the middle (as often found in Japanese architecture) and the other where a beam spans two vertical posts (typical of Western construction). The table's proportions are based on the golden section. Screws are used selectively, with only three screws allowing for the disassembly of the table into parts for easier moving. The tops are held in place by hidden screws sliding in keyhole slots to allow for wood movement.