talus talbe faq

Vital Stats
22" cube assembled.
Coffee table 11 1/2" high
Weight- 15 pounds for each facet in painted wood- more for veneer, less in stainless steel.
Full length steel piano hinge.
Available in painted wood or painted wood and wood veneers.
Also available with a wood top and a brushed-stainless steel base.
For large volume orders, a plastic molded version is contemplated.
What holds the cube together?
Two version of the Talus Table are available:
   In the "Talus Notch", the top and bottom facets (which form the bases when assemble into a coffee table) are edged by a triangular lip. A matching triangular notch on the rim of the hinged facets locks the pieces securely into a cube, yet simply lifts apart for reassembly. When assembled as a coffee table, gravity hold the top to the base.
   In the "Talus Arch", metal corner brackets (like those used to protect the corners of a steamer trunk) align the edges of the cube. After assembly into a coffee table or chabudai, four steel turnbuckles draw the cantilevered top onto the base, creating a strong triangular arch.
   In the "Talus Span", a bent wire handle delicately aligns the top and sides. Can be assembled with or without turnbuckles for additional strength and interest.
   See the illustrations for more details.
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Elite Woodworking in North Carolina crafted the Talus Tables, with care and precision
Patent Pending
What is a "chabudai"
A traditional Japanese dining table, where the diners sit or recline on the floor. Folding the table into a cube saves valuable space in a small Japanese apartment or home.
Why Talus?
The eroded pile of rubble at the base of a mountain is called the "talus", and the sloped surface of the talus pile is harmoniously called the "angle of repose".
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