|Project by dasnipa||posted 08-02-2011 01:27 AM||2200 views||16 times favorited||10 comments|
well, I’ve managed to complete another project. This one I am entirely thrilled with.
First things first. The story.
a couple weeks ago I helped a good friend move out of college into a place of his own. During this process it became painfully obvious how little furniture he had. (most of it belonged to his roommates). So, I told my friend I would create him something. I went to the interwebs for inspiration and came across this: http://www.unityvillestudios.com/imgWoodTile/2006-rounded-end-table.jpg
I thought, wow. That was great! (aside from that strange thing in the center who’s function I could not determine… built in ashtray?).
Anyway, so what follows is my humble take on this piece of inspiration.
Instead of the weird ashtray thing in the middle I placed a plywood substrate (fit into grooves on the inside pieces) and made some veneer out of some slightly curly cherry (my first veneer attempt). Also, after going back and forth on whether or not to try to imitate the offset legs in my inspirational piece, I decided to square the frame to the sides and go with a more traditional tapered look. Anyway, enough about that… Pictures follow, feel free to ask questions should you have any. Thanks for looking.
As usual, I have a number of ‘in progress’ pictures here: https://picasaweb.google.com/dasnipa/Cherry_walnut_and_curly_end_table#