|Project by Dennis Zongker||posted 06-19-2015 02:57 PM||2163 views||8 times favorited||47 comments|
This coffee table was designed and made for a customer with a large cigar room. The elliptical top size is 60” wide X 80” long with a total height of 22” The shape of the base is an art Nouveau style. This style was at its peak in France around 1910. Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms such as flowers, trees, ect. My inspiration came from a Designer/furniture maker named Eugene Vallin 1856-1922.
The top has a marquetry picture of a lake and trees with a water reflection. There are 450 different pieces of veneer to create the top marquetry. The elliptical shape of the top really help add to the Art Nouveau overall style of the coffee table.
This was a really fun piece of furniture to make, the time frame was four months which wasn’t a long enough time frame. I had to push hard, 1200 hours in a 4 month time period. I still love every moment of it. I think us woodworkers are a little crazy. lol Thank you for looking!!!
-- Dennis Zongker