Acrylic and Blackwood Tables

I have lurked these boards for ages, and I might as well throw myself into the proverbial frying-pan…

Here are a pair of lounge* tables I just finished, as per the title they are made from 20mm acrylic sheet and Tasmanian Blackwood. I am reasonably happy with how they turned out.

*Meh, I don’t really know what to call them, they sit at either end of a lounge to hold drinks and what-not.

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Nice project! I like the refined shape to the feet (tapered) and the material contrast to the acyrlic and wood. Minimal and contemporary, but still classic in a midcentury modern way. also nice jointing in the assembly.

A few things-

  1. can you show the tables with something else in the pic to give scale? It’s hard to tell how big the tables are in relation to a chair/drink, etc.

  2. Are the table tops permanently assembled into the table? Just wondering, or if there is some assembly in a KD approach.

  3. Again, hard to tell without scale, but the table tops look a little small maybe compared to the bases. Maybe its just the visual weight of the wood compared to the acyrlic… Not way off, and maybe OK in context of beside a chair/sofa. Hard to tell from the pics.

Nice job, overall! I’d buy them!


I like the cross section of the acrylic, the short vertical surface and then the large chamfer on the bottom.

Nice work.

Very unique look. I like it.

Thanks for the kind words.

  1. Unfortunately I am away from home presently so can’t take any more pics. From memory the height is 525mm and the diameter is 340mm.

  2. They are permanently assembled; the top is a friction-fit into the legs. I get off on combining traditional joinery with modern design so it wasn’t a concern to me, but with a few changes in construction they could be KD.

  3. When I first assembled them (I was lazy and didn’t prototype) I too felt that there was something a little off about them, but after a day or two it had normalised. What I think it is is the acrylic; we aren’t used to seeing acrylic that thick in such a small applications.