I’ve always been fascinated by large trees. I remember as a kid being amazed by them. I was 12 years old when my mother and I went out to visit my brother in Calif. We took a ride up to see the sequoia’s. What an amazing feeling to walk amongst them. I still carry it with me to this day.
My daughters think i’m a little weird. My oldest daughter went to Salve Regina in Newport for awhile and during every visit I would walk the campus admiring the extraordinary tree collection including some european beeches 8-10 ft across. We would be walking along and my daughter would say “don’t get too excited Dad, there’s a big tree around this corner”. Newport is filled with grand old trees, many transplanted full size to their current locations when the mansions were built ( they certainly spared no expense).
Then I was reading Frank's blog with his pictures of an “ancient one” and thinking of the grove behind my house and thought about this table design.
I included some surroundings to illustrate how easy it is to create an overall design feeling in Sketchup. I’ve also added a view embellishing the surrounding of the Jaws table.
Still more surroundings. You can simulate an outside view adding a landscape photo. It’s subtle but it helps add to the reality to match the angle of the sun with the outside picture. By removing the glass from a door or window placed in the wall you create the clearest view or the glass can be left in and tinted any color.
-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org