|Project by Darrell Peart||posted 06-08-2009 03:15 PM||4129 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
There seems to be a magic in the true ellipse that simply does not exist in other shapes. Something intrinsic to its continuously changing radius is deeply satisfying. This project gave me an excuse to make an elliptical trammel – which I had wanted to do for some time.
The other major feature is the six-legged faceted base. This is not new to G&G but its application is. The Ford and Thorsen dining tables had faceted bases, but the angles producing the facets were hidden in the tenons, leaving the face of the legs flat. In this design the legs are angled instead of the tenons. This produces a distinct line which visually accents the angle much like you might find in a Gothic corner cabinet.
-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop