|Forum topic by jdmaher||posted 11-13-2013 05:19 PM||726 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-13-2013 05:19 PM
So I was watching The Hobbit movie with the kids the other day and had to grab the remote to pause and study a scene. (This is why the kids hate watching movies with me. I’m much more to interested in the furniture used for set decoration than I am in the movie.)
What caught my eye was a set of what appear to be stacking tables. They are shown in use as a sort of curio cabinet. But they appear to be separable, such that (at least) the upper one could perhaps be used as a TV tray.
I have a place where I could maybe put four such things – two sets of two – and nothing else to go in that space (one side of a fireplace wall). I think I’m liking this idea.
I like the functional concept. I like the medieval “hobbit” look – thick legs, spare decoration, apparently oak. Shelve thickness on lower table looks okay, but the tops of both tables looks a bit thin to me. I’d have to think about how to safely stack the tables AND show off curios while stacked.
Anybody seen pieces like this in the real world? Got any design ideas for making some? Advice for dimensions? Reference material for medieval furniture?
I’ll appreciate any guidance and opinions offered.
-- Jim Maher, Illinois