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Dining Table Challenge Entry.. Falling Water Table

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 09-08-2007 04:03 PM 4326 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my entry. This month is crazy for me but I gave it a go. I based my table on Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Falling Water. I have always been fascinated with this house, so when I read the challenge rules I went right for it.

Version with Sliding Dovetails to attach top.

The tabletop represents the bottom cantilever of the house.


From http://www.paconserve.org/fallingwater/


From http://www.paconserve.org/fallingwater /

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



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#1 posted 09-08-2007 04:09 PM

cool inspiration and interpretation.

OK, (thinking) what’s my favorite house….

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 09-08-2007 04:10 PM

Nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 09-08-2007 04:13 PM

awesome!!!! So cool. Another one that would look amazing when built.. Cool

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 09-08-2007 04:21 PM

Very nice. I built some lamps modeled after ones in that House. I love Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and design.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 09-08-2007 05:22 PM

Great work Giz. I like the FLW styles too, so can appreciate the work.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#6 posted 09-08-2007 05:32 PM

Cool stuff John! What do you envision being the material for the legs?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#7 posted 09-08-2007 05:35 PM

Yea, now that you designed it, how about building it? Those arched legs will be interesting to do.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#8 posted 09-08-2007 06:41 PM

We like Frank L. W. I AGREE, it begs to be built.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 09-08-2007 07:21 PM

It’s a fantastic challeng, what kind of wood you going use?

-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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#10 posted 09-08-2007 07:26 PM

I think you got it. It really has the feel of the house photo.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 09-08-2007 07:30 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the compliments. I don’t know about building this, but it would be possible to dye a light wood blue, use plastic, or build it with standard wood colors.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#12 posted 09-08-2007 07:31 PM

You could also paint the base. I was also wondering about how to join the base to the top.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 09-08-2007 07:33 PM

I have seen some blue stains at the local Lowe’s. It would probably work fine for the water effect.

Don’t use plastic, that is not what a Lumberjock would do.

I think you should build it Giz. Imagine what a great addition to your portfolio it would be!

I agree with Wayne, the attachment would be the toughest part. I was thinking of attaching the legs against the lower shelf on the sides, but that would probably change the look of the piece.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#14 posted 09-08-2007 07:36 PM

what about countertop material?

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#15 posted 09-08-2007 07:52 PM

I added sliding dovetails to the second version to attach the top. I have seen this on an English Arts and Crafts table.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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