Enzo Mari Table Sold (in the Spirit of Enzo Mari)

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Note: This table sold.

I recently completed building the Enzo Mari table shown above for an upcoming article in Popular Woodworking Magazine. Typically when I have a piece such as this left over from an article I sell it to an established furniture customer at a slight discount.

But this table is different.

Mari gave his plans for this table (and dozens of others) for free to people. His ideas and hard work were a gift as part of an experiment to see if non-woodworkers could learn something about furniture production.

So I’m going to give away my labor on this project as well.

If you’d like to buy this table, it will cost you only the price of materials ($80). Here are the details.

  1. I cannot ship this table. It is 55’ x 55” x 29”. You need to come get it from our shop in Covington, Ky.
  2. If you do buy it, I’d like for you to report back how well it ages in a few years. I am curious about some aspects of Mari’s design choices.

The table is made from Southern yellow pine. The finish is shou sugi ban (a charred wood finish), which is then topcoated with a beeswax/linseed oil concoction. (No your hands won’t turn black when you use it.)

The joinery is screws and square-shanked nails. Mari designed the base like a bridge truss – it’s clever.

If you want it, send me a message through my personal site here. The first one to say “I’ll take it” gets it. Heck, if you pick it up next week, you’ll get to meet Chris Williams as he’s teaching the Welsh Stick Chair class.

— Christopher Schwarz

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3 Responses to Enzo Mari Table Sold (in the Spirit of Enzo Mari)

  1. Richard Mahler says:

    My house isn’t large enough for a 55 foot table … 🤪

  2. jwatriss says:

    That finish looks SICK.

    Source for the plans? It’s easy enough to extrapolate from the photo, just curious if there’s anything I’m missing…

  3. jpbturbo says:

    Do a google search for “autoprogettazione pdf”.
    It is a fascinating study in functional furniture design.

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