Dewi's Stage
Props & Furniture

Furniture:
High-inertia Coffee Table

 
  In the play Out of Sight, Out of Murder, a character has to run and jump onto a normal-looking coffee table. If you try and do this to a normal coffee table, the table will probably either skid along the floor or it will bounce or collapse.
     
 

To reduce the change of slipping, the top surface has sand glued to it.

     
 

From above or the side, the table looks normal. But the centre is made of two layers of 2"x8" spruce, a fairly dense wood, to give it mass. The corners are actually shims glued on.

 

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