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.


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.


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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