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Project by KnickKnack posted 02-17-2016 04:15 PM 1073 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well – I guess this is my version of a suspended table!

This has been on the list for a long time – it’s destined for an apartment in Lisbon which, unlike our “Country House” has flat walls, flat floors, 90° angles everywhere, spotlighting, and, is all very much “just so” – hence the somewhat more “modernist” design here.
I was trying to strip away all forms of frippery and “showing off” and hone the thing down to the bare essentials. The idea of the “C” shaped sides came from a small sketch from a long time ago which came with the note “hangman”. It’s also something I worked on a little with my last project – “TwoU”.
Of course, that was the easy part – I spent days trying to work out how to join the top to the sides, with suspension – a single 90° join is easy – here I went with box joints, but then to get to the other axis was the challenge. Once you see the answer you wonder why it just wasn’t obvious from minute one – as it seems is often the case.
Just as I was starting it suddenly occurred to me that it wasn’t going to fit into the car for transport, so I had to make it “dismantle-able” with bolts – not something I like doing, but, aside from a hiring van to transport it, there was no choice.

Of course, I couldn’t resist some bits of frippery – grain highlighting for the top, slightly protruding rounded dowel joints (none of which were structurally necessary anyway), and, of course, the talon feet (which, I confess, I rather like)!
I’ve decided I don’t really like working on big things very much – they’re hard to move around, my shop is small and all I have is a workmate so things tend to be a little unstable, and, while it’s being finished, there’s no room to start on the next thing! But, I have also found that, once in a while, there are benefits to doing something you’re supposed to do.

Fumed oak, jatobá, ash, beech dowels.
Finished with linseed oil except the top, which is danish oil.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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#1 posted 02-17-2016 04:33 PM

Very different. Very cool

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 04:38 PM

I can’t decide whether I like it or not but one SURE – it is unique and quite a handsome piece of furniture Good Job

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 02-17-2016 05:27 PM

A very COOL collection of Box Joints, Pegs, Design, Craftsmanship, and Beautiful wood…
... and Thinking Outside the Box!

Beautiful unusual piece!!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 02-17-2016 06:17 PM

Many thoughts went through my head when I saw this piece. That alone is noteworthy! LOL! It has form which follows a function and it is I’m sure going to fit into your space which answers a design question. I often think of a piece I’d like to build. What occurred again recently is ,”Wow it’s heavy!” You solved that in making it transportable via mechanical joinery. ( Not the “craftsman’s” first choice? ) Again answering form function and design.

I would have to see the piece in context to know if I like it. But that’s me regarding something that’s outside my box. LOL!

As Joe said “A very COOL collection of Box Joints, Pegs, Design, Craftsmanship, and Beautiful wood…
... and Thinking Outside the Box!” It is YOU!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 02-17-2016 06:35 PM

I would have to see the piece in context to know if I like it.
- DocSavage45

Me too!
It was supposed to have been “installed” last week.
But one of our cats is sick, and needs daily pills, so we’ve been unable to get to Lisbon this month.
When it’s in place, I’ll try to remember to take a picture and post it.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#6 posted 02-17-2016 06:38 PM

Hope your cat gets well! Looking forward to your installation.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 02-18-2016 04:27 AM

Outstanding. I love the wood and the Craftsmanship is superb. Joe pretty mush said it all.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 02-18-2016 09:48 AM

I love the unusual design !!!

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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#9 posted 02-18-2016 03:39 PM

different looks good

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#10 posted 03-20-2016 03:50 PM

As promised – in situ…

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#11 posted 03-20-2016 03:55 PM

Looks like it fits!

Looks pretty good in context. :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 03-21-2016 12:54 AM

Very good!

Those feet almost have toenails! COOL! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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