|Project by Charles Brock||posted 07-15-2012 11:18 PM||3109 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
For over eight years I have specialized in making chairs, especially sculptured or Sam Maloof style rockers. During the previous twenty-five years, I built tables, beds and chests. It was very nice to build a table again. Most of my work is in walnut and this is no different. It goes with everything. Stock placement was made using a method I call “juxtapositional diversity”.
The table’s lines remind me of cypress knees that you see sticking out at the creek or river’s edge. The thought was to make a base that looked like a cypress tree trunk. There is a one inch cove at the joint where the four three piece legs attach to the column. This detail gives it a more organic look. The table top has a sculpted “wine glass edge” to give it a lighter look. The miters have small ebony pins in each joint not so much for strength but to add interest. The base is finished with Masterpiece Wood Finish and the top with Waterlox.
You can see more of my work: rockers, chairs, dvd book and pattern plan bundles and classes at my website. You can also see my free internet woodworking magazine show called The Highland Woodworker to see interviews with Brian Boggs, Roy Underhill and much more!
Thanks so much for looking!
-- Charles Brock