The Kickpress base showcases the simple but elegant aesthetic design that went into industrial equipment of the 19th century. This base allows for a countertop-height surface perfectly suited for a butcher block island, tall side board table or workbench. The design incorporates two cross bars in order to better support larger tops. The table can be customized with a spreader bar and a spacer for thinner tops. Options include our custom leveling feet with delrin glides. We will help you configure the table to suit your needs.
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(804) 233 - 5030
Width of Surface:
28" to 42"
Length of Surface:
48" to 96"
A nominal 36 inches. This can be customized using our spacers and leveling feet.
We produce tops in a wide variety of woods including salvaged heart pine, mixed hardwoods, butcher block and live edge slab tops. We can source any material for a top that a client would like. Please inquire to discuss your desired top and finish.
cast iron, cast bronze, or cast aluminum
The Fern & Roby kickpress casting tells the story of American manufacturing, by pairing modern production and finish with the relics of our industrial past. Our cast iron bases are reproductions of legs from a nineteenth-century kick press machine, salvaged from a long-unused Providence, RI, factory. We have had the original salvaged pair for over a decade. The original pair was working height, and we were inspired to develop a standing height version as well.
Our design firm has a close relationship with OK Foundry, a 4th-generation owned family business located four blocks from our studio. We took molds from the original pair of kick press legs and made a new pattern for the foundry—the foundry is then able to cast exact replicas, which we patina to make them indistinguishable from the originals. All of the castings poured at OK Foundry have a significant recycled content, which is important to us.