this table is heading to california tomorrow. it's been in the works for a while and we had a small glitch when it came to the final finish color . it's a totally new color and today, will said ' we've got to get more of this stain' ... it was hard to photograph, and how it reads is sensitive to how your monitor is set. it's a really warm orange brown color .. click the photos to enlarge them.
'earthquake handles' .. i did mention california, didn;t i?
the client's original photoshopped image
bird's eye view
there was some talk about earthquakes, (the client lives north of san francisco), and 'earthquake handles', which turn out to be something to hold onto if you have to get under the table in the event of the earthquake, the design work proceeded and eventually we struck a deal.
handle and base layout
after a rough cut with the jigsaw, trevor used the template and a top bearing flush cut bit to rout the table to final shape and add the aprons and stiffenersthen, using the cnc, he cut the patterns for the base pieces. on the original table, the pieces that ran the length of the table were longer than the ones that ran across the table. after some study though, we decided that with two pedestals, the bases should be all the same.
bandsaw, sand, bandsaw, sand ... repeat as necessary.the previous table, back in august 2010. there is also a discussion there about strengthening the short grain where the top is attached also ...
fit it up ...
interesting shapes upside down too ..
early on, we tried oval vs. racetrack ... oval won ...