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What do we do with this WOOD?! #3: A Teaser - The Finished Table!

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 09-29-2011 05:37 AM 1187 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Part II - the slab gets cut and prepped ... Part 3 of What do we do with this WOOD?! series Part 4: MORE wood! - Let's go on past just the bubinga slab - WE GOT MORE WOOD! »

OK – this is just a teaser shot, but you’ve all been very curious what the plan was for this piece of bubinga i bought last summer.

Obviously the floor and the concrete here do not provide the appropriate contrast. This table has remained on display at Hopewell Vineyards after our recent event “The Blending of Art & Wine” ...

(Event info: http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/docs/Blending_of_Art_and_Wine_2011.pdf)

We ended up cutting the bubinga slab down to 8ft – leaving us a second section that we’ll be making into a matching coffee table.

The custom concrete base is a prototype … a little experimentation with angles and materials the creation of the color contrast can be done using any combination of colors.

We’ll have to way it one of these days – probably 250lbs or so per base? Plus the slab good 700lbs of table I’m guessing!

We’re flooded with flood restoration so some of our prototype plans are being postponed but into next spring you’ll be hopefully seeing a lot more unique pieces combining mediums!

This table was designed by Michael Pietras; he’s dragging me kicking and screaming into the 21st century modern furniture world.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com



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#1 posted 10-11-2011 04:01 AM

It’s an intriguing combination of materials. It’s definitely an attention getter. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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