Rectangular Expansion Leg Tables
Expansion Leg Tables
Bruno Mathsson’s series of Expansion Leg Tables from the late 1970’s followed on from his earlier Span leg design and have a refined method of connection routed into the underside of the table top. The inset metal plate allows for tables to be expanded or connected quickly to form larger configurations when specified.
Tables tops are manufactured using traditional craft methods developed over centuries that producing a strong stable construction that is both light and stable. Built around a core of
solid sawn rectangular sections of Alder wood, edge glued with transverse cross band veneer and finished with longitudinal top veneer balance on both sides.
Swedish Alder wood (Alnus Glutinous) is used as it is resistant to changes in humidity and excellent stability. The core of solid timber provides the craftsman with a sound base for necessary fixings and machining so that edges are not necessary.
The construction is extremely strong with minimum deflection under load removing the necessity for structural under frames giving the Mathsson tables their light airy appearance.