This is a small preview of a hand crafted coffee table in white oak, traditional mortise and tennon joinery, with handmade inlays of tulipwood, burbinga, purple heart and maple.
Inspired by Edward Adams, engineer; the table draws on the decorative aspects of the original waterworks buildings at Sandfields, Lichfield and the 190 horse power Cornish beam engine built by Jonah and George Davis of Tipton. Combining the graceful curves and decorative ornamentation, this table design is reflective of the Victorian engineers use of form and function, translated into a contemporary design.
The table, like the engine and building is unique and has been built as a one off by David Moore, Chairman of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station.
It will be auctioned in the new year to raise funds to support the effort to save this unique historical monument to the story of clean drinking water.