These two tables were completed with nearly the opposite considerations/time allotments and tools allowed. The first, (left, above, and shown immediately below,) was sketched, planned, and executed in under 10 hours using entirely reclaimed material, and constructed using pocket screws. The second table was the result of case study, (in this case 18th and 19th century Chinese painting or altar tables, and post-modern or surrealist representational art,) and over one hundred hours of studio time crafting a solid-ash table using only traditional joinery methods. The idea for the second table was more playful than the utilitarian inspiration of the previous table: to create an altar table to celebrate coffee, and the altered state of mind that comes from it.