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Dogtown Gets a New Look

Refectory layout
Laying out the wood for the Refectory Table

Our Dogtown neighborhood of West Oakland is changing its look with the addition of pop-up arts venues like Peralta Junction (only open for two more weekends–go check it out!) and Kinetic Steam Works Roll Out (happened last weekend). On cue with the neighborhood, BaDesign recently gave the Dogtown Farm Table an upgrade prompted by a commission from Bio-Logical Capital.  Bio-Logical Capial is a “land investment, development and conservation company” that recently opened a new office in San Francisco.  We designed and made conference tables for the two meeting rooms in their new location downtown.  The criteria for the first table included the use of reclaimed wood, a length of 19′ and a design that complimented the character of the space.  Limited access to the second floor conference room prompted a variation of the Dogtown Farm Table (it can be disassembled for transport). But this iteration of the Dogtown had to be more refined to accommodate men in suits, women in fine woolen garments and modern office chairs. As a result, we selected only vertical grain tongue and groove reclaimed timbers and gave the top a charred and oiled finish for a sleek look that retains the character of the re-purposed wood. The original saw-horse style base was swapped for two asymmetrical steel piers constructed of interlocking plates . The result is the Refectory–perfect for a holiday feast with friends and family if office parties are not your thing (for reference, a 19′ long table can seat 14-18 people).   Contact us for orders and custom options.

Details on the second table are yet to come.  

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