Sunday, October 31, 2021

a custom round dining table with 3 leaves

 we delivered this one recently
here it is on site
it is a 60" round with three 15" leaves, in cherry,
with an ebony and maple burl edge inlay ..

this photo shows the layout on the bottom of the table,
runners, stiffeners, and apron attachments.
the leaves, in the end, had center stiffeners not attached yet here

with the base and sub top attached

an ancestor of this table that we first made back
in about 2015 ,,,

cad and cut list

seating layout

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

a spalted maple breakfast table


we recently sent this spalted maple breakfast table off to its new home in florida
it is about 27 x 62 and features one of our waterjet cut 
solid steel bases ... 
we made a quick mdf mockup on the cnc, got the client's approval
                                    and sent the file off to mainly metals in bristol, vt to be cut
the slab had been a coffee table that i made for a show, but when the client came to visit he decided it would make a perfect breakfast table for his banquet
good to go

Sunday, October 3, 2021

is it october already?

 well, here we are.  it's fall, and i see i haven't written anything since
the middle of the summer ... it might have something to do with the weather 
and my golf and paddle tennis schedule .. lots of both, 
but still Kristian and i are still getting lots of stuff out the door ... 
below is a quick review of the last couple months ...
shortly after we completed the live edge table in the previous post,
the clients came with another slab from berkshire products, and another idea
the slab itself had some unusual bug damaged sections that the clients liked
that we decide to incorporate into the base for the breakfast table

a bit of a challenge, but successful we thought in the end
and, next up, a 60" round cherry table with three 15" leaves
a little flare on the inlay from the sunlight coming in the door
we have made this design many times in the past, but this is 
the first time we made it with a moveable base as the table opens
in some ways simpler, and more stable
a little 'burl and bars' edge inlay to dress it up a bit

coincidentally, this remodel was to a house that we made furniture for
when this dining room was added on about 20 years ago ... those clients have 
taken their furniture, and moved 'downtown' to the center of dorset ...

next we squeezed in some smaller things ... 
a couple of bedside tables ...
cherry and curly maple, part of a series of smaller tables shown on our website
upper left corner there

and then a reclaimed chestnut 'kitchen desk'
legs and color to match a dining table that we made in 2007
 in the adjacent room 
and below is one we finished last week 
a spalted maple breakfast table, that at one time was a coffee table 
that we made for a show and had managed to return to my office
where this client spotted it and had us make it into table for
a banquet in his new florida home.
solid 1" steel wishbone base waterjetted by mainly metals in bristol, vermont 
and sanded and drilled, tapped and polished by kritsian
and finally, this base for a super bronze eagle sculpture by 
walt matia, of curlew castings in maryland ... walt is sort of
world famous sculptor who has been a friend and fellow artist
since the early 80's
a couple of challenges:
* it had to be rugged as the sculpture weighs 150-200 pounds
* the inside had to accessible to bolt it to the floor on site and to bolt the sculpture to the base
* it had to be dark and 'not too shiny'
the sculpture this base will hold will a 'cut down' edition of this one
a photo shopped 'installation
if you've been to houston, you may have seen some of his bulls at the stadium there
i am sure i have missed a couple of other projects, but it is sunday
and time to go do some pottery ...