A good craftsman know how to make an outstanding piece of furniture using different handmade techniques. What makes console tables stand out a careful techniques choice and precise work. We love handmade pieces because you can’t compare a one of a kind piece to mass production furniture.
Joinery, foundry, lacquering, varnishing and polish these are just a few techniques used by skilled craftsmen in order to create outstanding furniture.
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Careful and attentive to detail work can make a big difference when creating a piece of furniture that a console table is. The technique we really love is gold leaf applying it is long and delicate process but it is so beautiful. Gold Leafing, or mechanical surface gilding, is a technique of bonding thin sheets of pure or nearly pure gold to a surface. The gold leaf itself is an interesting material to work with and may redefine your concepts of the word thin.
Boca do Lobo, luxury furniture bran based in Portugal, makes the most beautiful handcrafted pieces. Their ‘Newton’ console table which we already introduced you to, is made by many spheres handcrafted individually. Pieces like these will certainly stand the test of time.
Good console tables are hard to craft and from the pieces that we post here you can see that we like bold, hard to make pieces. We are always carefully selecting console tables that have original and beautiful finishes and structures.