There are parts of a house that usually don’t get the interior design they deserve. One of those parts is the hall, hallway or entryway. Often it’s just a place to enter a home and to hang your coat or jacket. But what about putting a piece of design in there, a real eye catcher? And of course it should be upcycle design.
A real conversation piece in your entryway
Well I think I’ve found an incredible piece of furniture for that situation. An Entryway Table made out of an antique sewing machine base and unique natural top. This elegant creation is by Jonathan Tommey, based in Austin, Texas | United States. Jonathan grew up on a farm in Herefordshire in the UK, living among nature and working with it from a very young age. He and his family moved from London in 2012 and now live on a 40-acre ranch in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. His surroundings provide inspiration for each unique piece of furniture he creates.
The Entryway Table fits in the growing trend in interior design that’s adding a ‘natural element furniture piece’. A way to do that is by using ‘Live edge furniture’. This is a style of furniture that incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece. This results in an impressive way to bring the beauty of nature into your home or office.
The stunning table in this post uses a Minnesota sewing machine cast-iron base from around 1914 together with a native Texas cedar slab. This top has a unique and elegant grain and live edge. The two used materials create a nice and interesting contrast that shows an inspiring balance between the industrial era and beauty of nature.
“I see nature, and I see the beauty that is present in every living form. Finding that beauty is what inspires my work, whether it be the shape of the live edge, the intricate grain, a knot in a wooden slab, or the structure of a root system.”
Photos © Jonathan Tommey
Jonathan’s collection consists of some real conversation pieces. He hopes that his work like the Entryway Table will initiate a discussion to start an educational process that delivers the tree and its natural beauty back into the household: “Man would not be able to evolve on this planet if it was not for the tree. The tree requires admiration, thanks and thought and I hope each piece I craft will spark that conversation in a household”.