The original table was designed using technology for molding plywood that the Eames developed before World War II. However, production of the initially designed table was postponed due to the United States entry into WWII. This interruption proved financially rewarding to Charles Eames. He began making molded plywood splints for the US Military. The splints were modeled after his own leg and allowed him to hone the technique of molding the plywood into complex curves. The Plywood Coffee Table was a result of this experience and began its first year of mass production in 1946. The Plywood Coffee Table, a faithful reproduction of the table Charles Eames created and released in 1946, shortly after the end of World War II. Using the same ply technology used in the plywood lounge and dining chair, Charles was able to construct a relatively lightweight structure with a saucer like contoured top and curved arch legs. You can own your very own reproduction inspired of the original icon with this sleek, organic, modern Plywood Coffee Table. It pairs well in a setting of multiple plywood dining chairs, or in a setting of modern sofas & lounge chairs. Heat and Pressure Molded Plywood Top and Legs. Table Base feature 8 Cross Ply hardwood inner grains. Table Top features 5 Cross Ply Hardwood inner grains. Constructed with Kiln Dried plywood to a stabilized 12.5% moisture content level. True to the original inset table top Saucer bevel contour. True to the original molded arch & tapered legs. True to the original plywood cross sections exposed on leg and table top edges. Hardwood Top layer triple fine sanded for the smoothest possible surface. 5 individual coats of UV Cured hard polyurethane finish resists scratches. Satin Luster finish level reproduces the original low level sheen intent. Species: North American Walnut. Janka Hardness Rating: 1010 PSI. Table Height: 16.5". Table Diameter: 34.3".