|Project by shipwright||posted 08-29-2014 01:23 AM||2365 views||9 times favorited||37 comments|
These tables were made for a client who saw my Music table at the Sidney Fine Art Show last year. They were a bit of a challenge to design with enough strength without looking heavy but I’m quite pleased with the outcome.
Features include identical four way matches of Walnut burl on the two tables, open aprons that fair into the inside curves of the legs, ebonized Walnut mortise and tenon construction, and oh yes, my first cabriole legs. The Purpleheart band is to pick up the purple color in her carpet and yes, she’s fine with it darkening to a browner color over time.
The last photo shows the tables she originally brought me that she wanted to replace, the mock-up I built to check out strength issues and three dimensional aesthetics, and the finished tables.
She picked them up today and she loves them. Isn’t that nice?
There’s a build blog here.
Thanks for looking.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/