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Rafter Tail Coffee Table w/ fused glass

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Project by Darrell Peart posted 720 days ago 2875 views 18 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another in my series of rafter tail tables – I have been having fun with different geometric shapes. I still have a couple of un-built designs on the drawing board (computer) – like a three sided one I am eager to get to.

Part of what I like here is the contrast between the predictable/structured base and the somewhat chaotic /unpredictable glass.
One thing I have been trying to do with the Rafter tail series is bring A&C/G&G designs into the present day. I feel the fused glass serves to bridge the old with the new – it is very much in the spirit of the Arts and Crafts Movement, while at the same time being very contemporary –it speaks loudly of being handmade and celebrates the work of modern day glass artists. I think bringing together seemingly unrelated/opposing elements in one unified design expands the style and keeps it alive.

I have also thought of some light colored figured wood – like a spalted maple slab for the top. This would do many of the same things as the fused glass – contrast with the base, and merge with the present— figured slab tops are more of a contemporary thing but are rather chaotic/unstructured as well.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 720 days ago

Absolutely stunning—you are the master of Greene & Greene. Thanks for posting and keep it up!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 720 days ago

Looks beautifully made. Not a big fan of the top but that’s just one opinion !

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iamcliff

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#3 posted 720 days ago

Very interesting piece. It’s unique for me. I’ve not seen this type of textured glass before. I really like it, though. It’s looks amazing. Thanks for sharing. You are surely a master of your skill.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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sb194

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#4 posted 720 days ago

Very nice looking. Can’t wait for your next book.

Sean

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Darrell Peart

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#5 posted 720 days ago

Thanks everyone – one of my students this last year at Port Townsend made a rafter tail table and used a spalted wood top – which looked reallly great.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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rustynails

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#6 posted 719 days ago

Darrell any pictures of your students rafter tail table that used a spalted wood top?

Thanks Richard

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wooded

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#7 posted 719 days ago

Great looking….................five stares here….................................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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Darrell Peart

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#8 posted 719 days ago

Richard _ I emailed my student – maybe he will post the project himself

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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spud72

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#9 posted 719 days ago

Wow, I like this particular combination of wood and glass. Great job!

-- Guy,PEI

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Darrell Peart

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#10 posted 717 days ago

See Bacalo’s project that was just posted yesterday – the rafter tail table with spalted top that one of my students made.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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SantaPaulaCraftsman

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#11 posted 716 days ago

Thank you, Darrell. You’ve been quite an inspiration to me.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 599 days ago

I love the glass on this. Your work as always is amazing. I might be running into you in one of your classes down here in Southern California if my schld permits. I would be alot of fun. Happy new yr and your book was great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Darrell Peart

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#13 posted 599 days ago

Thanks Ken!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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