Making Challenge

A different manufacturing process has been used for each of the models comprising this Family of Tables.

© Uxío Da Vila / AHEC
© Uxío Da Vila / AHEC

The profile tables are composed of several vertical sections which are manufactured in the numerical control machine, or CNC, and then glued together.

With regard to the ribbon tables, Miguel Angel Campos, workshop manager at La Navarra capentry commented: “these were the pieces which took us most time to decide which methods to use and those which involved a more traditional and complex manufacturing process. In order to achieve their irregular curved shapes, we finally decided to devise and create customised moulds, or camones as we call them, for each of the strips.”

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“We used 0.4 mm veneer, and glued several layers of it until obtaining a thickness of 10 mm in accordance with the design.”

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The ribbon tables are the only pieces in the project on which hardwood veneer was used and required the most laborious process.

“We used 0.4 mm veneer, and glued several layers of it until obtaining a thickness of 10 mm in accordance with the design. Once the desired thickness had been obtained, we immediately placed the pieces in the camones or moulds to prevent the glue from drying and the different layers from moving”, Felix Larragueta, La Navarra.