|Project by Div||posted 08-09-2010 09:02 PM||1715 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
My client wanted 2 small side tables in a contemporary style. Since the house already had some triangular elements, I thought it well to repeat the shape in the tables. The extra shelf not only serves a structural purpose but also allows space for a magazine or two. Credit for the original design must go to Richard Judd.
Another variety, Populus canescens or Grey Polar, can yield some incredible ripple in the grain.
The little tables were done in Poplar. The legs were ebonized with the vinegar/steel wool concoction. I should maybe mention that the Poplar used is not the same species as the American Poplar. This one is known over here as Match Poplar. The Latin name is Populus deltoides. It is not an indigenous tree; I think it originally comes from Europe. In the area where I live, these trees are common along the watercourses and I have harvested many for my sawmill.
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."