Woodworker Creates Impossible Floating Tables That Will Make You Question Everything

ImpossibleFloating Cave Table By John Malecki

Impossible Floating Cave Table

Over the past few months, many of our homes have shifted, somewhat reluctantly, into our office space, school, lounge area, and entertainment venue. It's natural to re-examine not only the functionality of our spaces, but also prioritize how they promote inspiration and motivation. If you find yourself foggy on creative ideas while spiraling down a YouTube rabbit hole, you're not alone—designer (and YouTuber) John Malecki shares your sentiments. 

The woodworker's creative channel has a series of videos aimed at cutting through the fog with some innovative approaches to furniture. Inspired by a fellow YouTuber named Slovenian Woodworker, Malecki decided to try his hand (and saw) at the unique design of an optical illusion themed table. After plotting out the dimensions, Malecki gathered his materials and settled on the idea of the Impossible Floating Cave Table and got straight to work. In his process video, Malecki skillfully uses a combination of laminated wood boards and crystal-clear acrylic to make the table appear like its top is floating in the air. The result is a dense optical illusion and an astonishing piece of art.

In the video below, Malecki shares and demonstrates the practicalities of this particular trick-of-the-eye project. He provides his step-by-step process. Scroll down to see how he made this wonderful work of functional design, as well as a number of his other equally amazing creations.

Watch woodworker John Malecki create an incredible floating table:

In addition to the Impossible Floating Cave Table, Malecki also has other surreal table projects.


Impossible Floating Table

Impossible Floating Table by John Malecki


Impossible Floating Tension Table

Floating Tension Table By John Malecki


River Waterfall Table

River Waterfall Table By John Malecki

John Malecki: Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by John Malecki.

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Sonya Harris

Sonya Harris is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and a multi-platform artist and storyteller based in Seattle, Washington. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and has worked in Audio Production for Seattle NPR station KUOW. With a passion for storytelling in podcasting, Sonya is also an avid lover of tea, watercolors, photography, and film. She considers herself a voracious learner and seeker of the peculiar, whimsical, and inspiring.
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