The main inspiration for Samuel Wilkinson’s Hoof table derives from the feet which are sharpened at the ends producing a striking yet functional detail. The word hoof originates from the protective part of the feet of ungulate animals. In contrast to most tables, the leg ends of Hoof are left in natural wood to avoid the paint from chipping off from being either kicked or knocked when cleaning. The foot detail is created by reversing the usual manufacturing process. Most furniture that have a painted section and a natural part are initially assembled, then masked off, and painted. Hoof stands out by being painted first and then trimmed back to reveal the natural grain.