AS you might have been able to tell by the thread title, this is yet another one of my attempts at being all artsy fartsy...which I admit I do enjoy
Herb asked about this table in another thread that snuck into the background. So Herb,,,here's the story.
This particular project is going on 2 years old if not a bit older. I seem to keep getting in my own way on this one. The wood is a beautifully figured cherry 1/4" walnut sandwiched between the halves. 90% of this job is being done with rasps, burrs and ALOT of sandpaper. The design is pretty much a down-sized, extensively modified knockoff of a Sam Maloof inspired dining table I have plans for.
I personally find the look thus far extremely appealing. EXCEPT the top portion of the body. I just dont like how it looks. To me, its to bulky, to heavy. The top 1/4 just doesn't flow with the lower 3/4's. I got the legs and footprint to where I like it, got the body to where I like it and now, I just gotta get the top to where i like it. This is one of those deals where ya can't go back once you make a change. This morning while taking the pics. it dawned on me to just go WAY smaller with the top portion. The wheels began to spin outta control and I think I may have finally come up with an idea that will work, at least in my minds eye.
The table top is a figured cherry glueup. Beautiful couple pieces of wood. The plan is to finish the skirted edges (wave) keeping the outer edge nice and crisp. Then to add just enough string inlay work to complement the medallion I made and decided to make the center piece of the top.
If it all comes together the way I hope it will, it should make for a beautiful addition to someones home decor. At least I'd like to think it would.