Bar Height Table with Steel Patinated Base

This bespoke custom bar-height wine-tasting table complements my client’s wine room.
The base of this table is made of steel, and I used a blend of chemicals to give it a unique patina. The result is a beautiful marbled, aged copper finish.  The copper colors in the steel base accent, the copper-colored lines in the marble countertops, and the greens from the patination process complement the green velvet chairs.
I used Wenge wood for the tabletop because it complements the cabinets’ dark espresso stain. Then, I finished it with a clear coat highlighting the wood’s natural deep espresso brown coloration.  
The bar-height table stands at a comfortable bar height of 42” tall. Its spacious top measures 40” wide by 86” long and 4” thick. 
The top is not solid but it is a torsion box that is veneered with shop sawn wenge.
It is weighted with concrete bucks placed inside to prevent the slim base from tipping over.

If you want to see how I built the base.  Sorry, I didn't film the top.
Thanks Brian Benham
Project Location: Colorado Springs


nice work as usual brian. loved your video on doing the patination process. love the colors that emerged from the chemicals. gotta try it someday.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Great build! Well done. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Well done and good looking


Beautiful modern table. The steel base is really cool!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

This is great, I really like what you did with the base. If I had a wine room and the money I would get you to make me one just like it.
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Always a pleasure to read about and see your work Brian, what you can do with mixed materials is amazing!
@Renners, That piece you shared of the tall cabinet is beautiful!!!
Another winner.  Amazing work Brian.