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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 12-17-2010 07:12 PM 876 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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12-17-2010 07:12 PM

My need here is for a table that has a foursquare look but I am thinking about floating the top up a little—maybe 7/8”.

As I started to imagine that, I began to think that floating tops are usually, and maybe always, larger than the substructure. I Googled the obvious three words and yes, most are larger, but some aren’t. The latter don’t look quite as good to me. Do you think the idea is worth pursuing, or will it look “not quite, but almost.”

In the research, I stumbled upon what looks to me like the first truly floating top. What a concept and execution!

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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#1 posted 12-18-2010 10:06 AM

Interesting concept. I’m sure you could accomplish something like that with rare earth magnets although for that separation and weight bearing I guess they are using electromagnets.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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