The table is finally complete, 7-8 coats of Deft danish Oil and its ready to move into its long-term resting place.
|Finished table gleaming in morning sunlight.|
|Closeup of the base showing the ingenious joinery, |
Maloof was inspired by tree roots in the original design.
|Another angle showing entire base.|
A couple more construction shots which did not make the cut before:
|A complicated glue-up for the legs, the dowels inside keep everything aligned.|
|Cleaning up the groove in the centre post with the router to ensure joint line disappears.|
This is what makes the base look like one piece when it is done.
And where am I with the chairs for this table? I had a lot of head scratching to do in order to come up with my final design for the chairs and I am still not there. Building the chairs is the easy part, turning them into a gorgeous flowing piece of art takes the time. I am almost there. Lots of time was spent shaping the transitions of the joints and finding a way to join these elements to one another. I took advantage of the nice weather over the weekend to do some carving outside; both to deal with the dust and the oblique lighting helps the refinement process.
|Side view showing my unique arm treatment - almost there!!|