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Project by wseand posted 1196 days ago 2329 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to start by saying this is my first Floater, I have been leaning towards this style for awhile now.
This was commissioned by my Daughter well I was nagged til I finally made her one for school work and Art.

It is 47” x 24.5” x 33” (LxWxH).
Top is made from Maple and Bloodwood.
Skirt is Maple and Cherry
Legs are Cherry with a Bloodwood cap.

Legs are 1.75” square and tapered to 7/8” on all four sides starting @ 8” from the top.
The top is finished with Wipe on Poly. The rest will need to be finished later maybe this summer when the daughter doesn’t need it.

I want to make a drafting style table and may use this table for testing my design out. For now it is functional and my Daughter is happy.

Sorry about the pics I only have my phone for taking pics.

All comments are welcome, especially any constructive criticism.

Thanks for viewing,
Bill

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 1196 days ago

Hello Bill
A good job with a beautiful design
I like the idea of the floatting top

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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wseand

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#2 posted 1196 days ago

Thanks Digger

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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DaddyZ

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#3 posted 1195 days ago

Nice I like the Stripe !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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wseand

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#4 posted 1195 days ago

I had a hell of a time with the strip but I got some help from a few Jocks, saved my A$$. Thanks Daddy Z.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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grosa

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#5 posted 1195 days ago

Very nice. I like your choice of woods. Very clean. Thanks for posting.

-- Have a great day.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1195 days ago

Cool design very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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wseand

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#7 posted 1195 days ago

Thanks Gents, I appreciate all your comments, keeps one motivated.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Jonathan

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#8 posted 1195 days ago

Bill,

I’d consider this a great first piece of this kind. I have been drawing up several as well, trying to think about the various aspects of design, shape, strength, wood selection, etc.

One thing you may want to at least consider if you do another top with the intersecting stripes is something called “the rule of thirds.” It’s used extensively in photography, for instance. Basically, take your top and draw an imaginative tic-tac-toe board on it. Normally in photography, you might place your subject matter at one of the intersecting points, of which there are 4, where a vertical line meets a horizontal line. If you were doing an inlay, you might want to place it at one of the four points. However, in your situation, you would simply only “draw” one vertical and one horizontal line as you’ve done on this piece with your contrasting wood, but would then have naturally proportionate spacing.

Sorry, it’s not the greatest explanation. Maybe another way would be to say that if you were to take your tabletop and actually draw an evenly spaced tic-tac-toe board on your top, but only put the bloodwood where one vertical and one horizontal line are at, then erase the other 2-lines. Your bloodwood lines would then intersect at one of the 4-points.

If you do another floater, I’ll be anxious to see where that design takes you and how it evolves from this one.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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wseand

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#9 posted 1193 days ago

Jonathan,
I see where you are coming from and how far off my lines are, I appreciate the input.
I am in the middle of designing another one, this time with darker wood and light strips in it.
I need this one to be perfect since it will be for a customer, so I am taking my time with the design.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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FloridaArt

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#10 posted 1189 days ago

A true conversation piece. Nice!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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wseand

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#11 posted 1189 days ago

Thanks Art

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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exelectrician

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#12 posted 145 days ago

That floating table you designed is just gorgeous. Well done.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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