|Project by deon||posted 02-22-2012 08:59 PM||1743 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
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
-- Dreaming patterns