|Project by Arthouse||posted 12-17-2011 07:18 PM||1099 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I designed and built this for a Gallery in Vail who wanted one of my longhorn pieces. I used walnut and spalted pecan and longhorns. The design was to make a curved table with no straight lines to accentuate the curve of the horns so I used a french Neopolian style to achieve my goal of curves . I inlayed a spalted pecan curve that matches the table top edge to add the french style and then I made a curved 3/16’’ thick moulding plant on for the curved apron sides. I also departed from the past using silver tips on the bottom of the horns and glued walnut and quilted maple for a accent bottom floor piece. When picking the lumber I found a couple of 8/4 quilted grain pieces and used them for the longhorn curved apron edge block if you can see in pic. I then stained with a transparent stain and sprayed with conversion varnish. I think I achieved my goal of a piece that will cross over from Western to a New York apartment . All this and Heaven too.
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