Although the first Dining Table Wood, or DTW, was introduced in 1946, this 1950 model offers a significant revision of the original design. Whereas the earlier DTWs feature tapered molded plywood legs that were creased to form a corner, the new design had solid wooden legs made from round dowels (both versions were detachable for easy shipping and storage). The solid dowels made for a sturdier table than their predecessors. The DTW’s tabletop was also changed in 1950 and made identical to the one used for the metal-legged DTM tables. This example has a plastic laminate surface, however, they were also available in a variety of wood veneers. Consolidating the design of the tops cut down on production costs and rationalized the series in general. The dowel leg tables were discontinued in 1956.
- Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.
- Medium:Micarta, Baltic birch, birch dowel legs, aluminum
- Dimensions:27 3/4 x 54 x 34 in. (70.5 x 137.2 x 86.4 cm)
- Design Date:1950