During my research on letterpress wood type, I found a whole community dedicated to the preservation of wood type. As you know, each letterpress type is a piece of art in itself. I did not want to compromise or destroy the integrity of my new pieces in any way but had a desire to accentuate them into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. This is where my designer came in. I explained to her my desire to preserve these vintage, letterpress wood type, as well as, incorporating them into a design. Chelsea came back a few days later with an idea to display and preserve them in custom tables. Now, I won’t give you too much detail for obvious reasons but I was immediately on board. Preserving the wood type, check. Making a stunning piece of furniture, check. Custom furniture design and finishes, check check. Creation commenced.
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Letter Press Display Tables - These tables are handmade to display sought after European antique letterpress type. The letterpress type maintains its integrity, while creating a one of a kind piece of furniture. The table showcases 125-135 antique letterpress type. The wood type has been hand arranged and contains various rare fonts and punctuation. They are not glued down or altered in any way. They can be taken out at any time for letterpress use upon removal of the glass top used to preserve the type and make the table functional. It has a hand forged steel base that has been given an antique patina to match any décor. The table legs are finished off with a hint of twice-laid industrial flooring from South America that has been reclaimed once again and given new life.
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