|Project by Sennelier76||posted 08-20-2012 12:06 PM||1236 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
This design is something that’s been in the works for a while-I came up with it this past May just fooling around in the shop, trying to build some scale models for some new possible pieces.
I don’t remember where I first saw it (it was likely on Lumberjocks)-but there was a piece that utilized the continuation of the grain from a slab piece, called a waterfall effect. Nothing revolutionary but it really caught my eye. So, after thinking about it for a while, I came up with the model. The Walnut didn’t have a live edge, which I’ve been incorporating, so I just kept it uniform on both sides and integrated something of a cantilevered end, which has the effect of being a tripod which helps with stability.
I wanted to try it on a larger piece (a coffee table in this case) and since the particular slab I was going to use had the bark on it, I decided to keep one of the live edges. I think that ultimately, as I begin building more pieces utilizing this particular design, I’ll only use the live edge if the client requests it-otherwise, I’m partial to the clean lines created by making it uniform on both sides.
The slab is Black Walnut and the leg on this one is QS White Oak and the splines are QS Sycamore. (all harvested in Iowa).
-- Bobby, Iowa, http://brokenriverjoinery.wordpress.com/