trevor and tyler put this one all together today .. the finish came out really nicely,
and though there is a little red spot in the photo above, it is a reflection from
the red walls in the finish room where we take our photos..
it is a dark finish, but not as dark as it looks in the top photo.
the color in the photo above is closer to the real thing.
click the photos to enlarge them ...
origin of the red ( and the black) reflection here .. satin finish ....
below is the table before we disassembled it for finishing ...
we started with an inspiration photo from another client,
and made the two models below to check the proportions in the drawing. we ended up
lightening the cross bars under the base, and minimizing the 'feet'.
the low down view
here we go, laying out the boards for the top ...
gluing them up ...
trevor cuts the shapes for the top on the cnc. he also cuts the apron parts
the same way and and joins them together with small dominoes,
glue, and pocket screws top and bottom ..
sub top and runners visible in this photos,
as well as most of the other parts ...
lastly, the 'arcs' with their flat spots to glue to the central post,
and their dominoes for strength and alignment ..
testing the runners and the fit of the leaf before diassembling for
final sanding, staining and finishing.
good to go .. off to darien where it will hang out with a bed, and a kitchen
table we made for these clients in the past ... it is
always a pleasure to make multiple pieces for the same clients.
always nice to have someone else do the design work ...
this piece was designed to make use of some pine planks sawn from a blowdown on the client''s property.. the cabine it is going in will be sophisticated, but rustic, and when we figure out how to finish this piece, i am sure it will fit right in .. the metal work design with the
cross bars under tension is an interesting concept .. sure makes things rigid ...
as we often do, for an unfamiliar concept like this one, we make a full size mockup
to get down the basics
sam made some sweet double threaded connectors for the ends of the rods and
the cap screw that goes through the tapered wedge to apply
tension to the rods and stiffen up the structure ...
he got some super long brass shavings while doing the drilling on the metal lathe
so here's the full blown mockup with the holes, wedges and capscrews
we did the real drilling today ..
we've got to do some finish samples now and just a bit
of tinkering with the lengths of the threaded rod,
screw on the top, and we'll be all set .. updates as we finish up ...