Because running the table no longer impresses ladies enough to get your balls back, run out (or just click) to get an actually sweet table from Steelhead Studios. A Holyoke-based custom design house founded by a ZooMass sculpture grad and HQ'd in a former canal-side paper mill,
the SS err...Steelhead welds its favorite alloy into an array of artful furnishings also built from reclaimed wood, stone, concrete, and glass, all designed to illustrate the "aesthetic of steel", something John Basedow has been trying to tell you about for years. Their handicraft includes
Tables The extensive collection ranges from a coffee table made of slab walnut burl & blackened -- you guessed it -- steel, to a reclaimed Cypress job that boasts a top made from an up-cycled street grate, meaning your The Chronic album will no longer be the street-est thing in your apartment
Benches To give your pad that "waiting for the 66 bus feel", they've built a handful of cleanly designed minimalist benches made from concrete, poplar, ash, and a beam of reclaimed yellow pine
Lighting So everyone can see how sweet your newly furnished place is, there's a rad 21in desk lamp lovingly handcrafted from a 1940s loudspeaker, and a dual-bulb stainless intake fixture with simulated metal flames, which when placed next to your table, will lend credibility to your constant Beirut boasts of being on fire.