Mid-century Danish nested tables

At the moment our house is going through a mid-century modern revival. Apart from the dining room and living room being painted white, we are replacing some pieces of furniture which have seen better days. On the lookout for a small side table for the living room, we came across this unique set of nesting tables.

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It turns out they are cube nesting tables designed by Kai Kristiansen for Vildbjerg Mobelfabrik. The tables are all the same size; however, each table has the legs spaced closer together than the previous one, so all three can be placed together in a cube formation. It is a truly innovative way of nesting three tables.

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Construction of the tables is a simple affair. The ½” tops are teak-veneered with a 1/8″ teak edge banding. The legs are squares joined using a corner bridle joint in each corner (the stock is 7/8″ teak). The legs are attached to the tops using three flat-head screws each. Would likely be easy to replicate.

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