Searching for the perfect custom dining room table
When the Yardley family moved into the home they purchased in the Ledges just north of St. George, Utah, one of the features they loved was the custom copper backsplash and range hood in the kitchen.
The range hood and backsplash matched the custom copper sconces that graced the front of the home as well.
The Yardleys wanted to continue the western metallic theme that they loved in the backsplash and add a huge ten-person dining room table in the same style to the home. And so they began searching for the artist who created the backsplash. With the hopes that they could create a similarly themed western, metallic dining table to match.
The previous owners of the home had kept records of many of the sub-contractors who had helped to build the home but the one name they didn’t have was the name of the artist who created the custom backsplash and range hood.
It took a few phone calls and some digging, but eventually, the Yardleys were connected with us here at Coppertop Metals as it was indeed Coppertop who created their backsplash.
A Metalic Dining Table to Match
Presented with the challenge of creating a large metallic dining table to match the existing kitchen decor, we set to work building a copper work of art.
In addition to the design needs we recognized a few functional needs. It needed to be large enough to seat ten. And it needed a surface that lends itself to being a great place to gather. To pass dishes around the table, and maybe even a great place to do some occasional work.
So a smooth surface was needed.
We decided to go with a resin surface placed over the metallic artwork. The clear resin would show off the metal work underneath but at the same time proved a perfect surface, even and smooth for dining.
Building the Metalic Dining Table
We chose to create metalwork in layers that were up to three-quarters of an inch thick in some parts in order to provide a three-dimensional look to the interior of the table.
We wanted to have the viewer be able to peer down into the resin and see the depth and contours of the metal.
It took several pours of resin to build up to the depths we needed to cover the metalwork.
But in the end, the time it took to cure each layer and the painstaking effort to create this table was worth it.
The sheer amount of resin coupled with the table’s size, however, created a piece of furniture that is not terribly easy to move.
Installing the Table
When the resin had hardened and the work was ready to be installed, we had our entire crew travel with us to the Yardley’s home.
We knew it was going to take quite a few hands to get our metallic dining table into place.
The table fit spectacularly into the dining nook in the home. After an hour or so of maneuvering and setting up the table, we had it in place. And so, the Yardley’s metallic dining room table – their new work of art – was ready for a perfect dinner party!