|Project by cathyb||posted 08-01-2010 08:13 AM||1594 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
Just thought I’d share one of my oops! moments. So I made this coffee table from curly koa, walnut and rosewood ( the legs and trim). The grain was stunning and dramatic. A “real conversation piece” I told myself confidently during the construction process. I sent it off to the gallery and as I justly imagined everyone loved it. There was one catch though- maybe too nice for a coffee table. What?!
It was PAINFUL to remove my frame, which was solid rosewood and those rosewood legs with the mango inlay-but off they came. I added longer legs of koa and a shelf converting my unique coffee table into a console table, which sold. I had to sacrifice material and my pride, but sometimes I have to remind myself that I am a business person as well as an artist. Shucks….....
-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com