Or perhaps the title should be, “Form Follows Tragedy”?
Here is the initial chapter of the design and construction of a most challenging project. But why would anyone ever want or need to build such a thing? What follows is the documentation of a two year journey into pattern making, wood bending, form construction, curved veneering, trim inlay, creative joinery, jig design, and the ultimate victory of patience and stubbornness over a project that fought me every step of the way. But first the beginning.
The backstory on this piece can be summed up as follows; pizza driver, back injury, large chairs-small room, triangle space and the need for a TV table with storage. Got it? What to do? What to do? How would you solve this?
Well those are the “form” requirements, functionally it needed to be a certain height and have drawers for storage. So the folly begets form begets function and when combined with a desire to try to build something in the Deco style this is the result.
The next chapter will get in to construction the drawer fronts followed by the drawer construction with some real interesting sliding double dovetail joinery.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com