|Project by sugarpine||posted 04-18-2013 07:04 PM||843 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Here’s my latest project. An odd shaped banquette table custom shaped to fit into a fixed space with bench seating on two sides. The customer provided the pattern for the shape of the top and a salvaged pedestal base. After the top was completed the challenge was to figure out how to position the table top on the pedestal so it was balanced in both directions. A friend suggested balancing the top on a fulcrum temporarily attached to the pedestal. The top was set onthe fulcrum attached to the pedestal and the location position marked for both the length and width. You’ll notice in the photo that the base is slightly offset. I was concerned that the pedestal base wouldn’t support the table top due to it’s length but it worked out well after the balance points were determined. The table will be painted which allowed me to construct the top out of poplar.