|Project by slowcutter||posted 08-22-2009 10:01 AM||1609 views||6 times favorited||14 comments|
This is my third version of this table. I Designed this table based on the observation that low profile sofas looks better when placed in the center of a room or pulled away from the wall a bit. I had always had my sofa against the wall to economize the very limited square footage of my living space. But I decided to moved my sofa out from the wall and tried to come up with furniture that would serve a purpose and some how fit in the three or four feet now vacant between the wall and sofa back. I came up with a top loading curved bookcase that is basically like a sofa table for directly behind the couch, and the table pictured. It’s side / sofa cocktail type table that bends the sofa’s rear corner. The matching bookcase is coming soon…
The Top is enameled Plywood, the body is poplar frame skinned with bending ply then ebony veneer.
The legs are laminated and enameled. I would have preferred to have just use a black wood with a clear finish, but I never got my walnut test strips to dye to anything nice, and I wasn’t sure that I could bend strips of dyed maple without them breaking. I don’t know anything about the bending properties of wenge or ebony or other exotic woods, but I think that will be the direction for the next one.
Thanks for looking.