Comparing Letterpress Coffee Tables

Comparing Letterpress Coffee Tables

Grace Shu
Aug 14, 2008

A few years ago, when we were on a hunt for vintage letterpress materials, we found an ebay seller who was making coffee tables out of his unending supply of wood-cut letters. Sadly, his shop is gone now, but we managed to find another shop called The Inspired Maker who does the exact same thing. So when we flipped through the new Crate and Barrel catalog, we were surprised to see the same idea being catered to a mainstream audience.

For us, this is no contest: We definitely prefer the Inspired Maker's table not just because it's vintage and uses recycled materials, but we love the golden tones and muted inks of the letters with the dark wood table frame. Which one do you prefer?

For more info on the Inspired Maker, visit their site here.
Crate and Barrel's Alpha Table

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