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A small octagonal top table

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Project by deon posted 02-22-2012 08:59 PM 1346 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I post this Small octagonal top table for three reasons. Firstly to demonstrate an application of the Octagon form previously posted. Secondly to demonstrate a method of making a leg for a table or whatever that is not only solid (even if made out of narrow pieces of wood and in great part hollow – four long 1.5 cm squared mini pillars bound by mahogany cross forms creating a sequence of empty spaces between the pillars in this case filled with 3 cm by 8mm poplar panels ) but also full of decorative potential in that the empty spaces can be sequenced in any number of ways – which leads us to the third reason: I wished to demonstrate the sequence of Fibonacci, a natural sequence that has fascinated me since I can remember: one, one, two, three, five, and eight in the octagonal top.
I have come up with this method of making table legs because I use almost exclusively recycled materials for construction and therefore often find myself without bulky materials. In this case the materials come from a nineteen eighties mahogany window and a nineteen thirties poplar door. I have put this kind of leg under stress tests and have found it to be surprisingly robust and flexible; it tends to spring rather than crunch when it falls.
Finnish in the usual French polish and wax mock antique method

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 09:14 PM

One of the nicest octagonal occasional tables I have seen in quite a while… love the top and am intrigued by the leg..

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 09:18 PM

Wow!

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 09:18 PM

Thanks Larry

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 09:19 PM

Very well done, how thick are the pieces?

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 09:26 PM

The triangles of the top is made of 8 mm cut outs (if that is what you want to know)

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 09:28 PM

That’s very cool Deon pretty darn creative top to bottom ,nice work.

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 09:32 PM

Very nice table, the top looks awesome.

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 09:45 PM

Ingeniously creative!
Your grasp of octagonal and squares is amazing.

I feel like going back to school and studying plane geometry.

Well done – a masterpiece!

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#9 posted 10-23-2012 06:37 AM

Una meravigliosa opera d’arte in legno ;-)

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