Plywood table...the first step toward making a "true-top". With a bottom skin as well, it becomes a "stressed-skin" - "Torsion Box" ... a tremendously strong, flat table. ( credit Ian Kirby Studio, Atlanta. c.1982)
max lamb: urushi lacquer bench + stool. urushiol is an organic oily liquid extracted from trees which stands as the main constituent of urushi lacquer, an craft technique that has a strong cultural significance in wajima, in the ishikawa prefecture of japan. one of the most naturally durable finishes known, it is often used for decorative applications onto furniture pieces or small tableware items such as bowls.