|Project by Corrigithian||posted 07-10-2010 12:34 AM||2241 views||10 times favorited||17 comments|
This table was designed and built to go in front of the sanctuary at a local church. The table is in the shape of a cross with a baptismal bowl in the center. There are 4 inlaid veneer diamonds, at the pastors request, one at the end of each arm of the cross. These represent the wounds of Christ; the hands pierced separately, the feet pierced together and the side pierced. There is also an inlaid ring in the center of the table which holds the baptismal bowl; this ring is to represent the crown of thorns. The top is made of weighty thick planks and is very plain, because the cross can speak for itself; it doesnt need to be dressed up. The intricate framework underneath however was designed to elevate and display the cross as a ring setting displays a diamond, which is something of great value.
The two arched interlocking grids underneath give the table its strength and at the same time act as a nice design feature. I stopped the reverse taper legs several inches from the bottom of the table top to give the actual top more of a dominant appearance.