Hall table design…

Hall Table Maquette (Scale Model)

I tend to use maquettes as part of the design process. These reduced scale renditions of a furniture design help me to better visualize the design in three dimensions. The maquette also allows me to determine if both the proportions and aesthetics of a piece are fine or need to be improved. While toying with the maquette for a hall table base, I came upon a different orientation for the base…simply inverting the maquette provided me a completely different outlook on the design. The base then evolved from a V-shape to an arched look.

Orienting the maquette with the legs down eliminated the need for me to create a sub-base for the upper base, a sub-base which was to stabilize the V-shaped base above. This sub-base can be seen at the bottom of the maquette.This was not much of a design dilemma and if done correctly would have enhanced the V-shaped base above.

Wishbone contemporary styled hall table.

On the other hand, I now needed to create a structure to firmly hold the table top itself, since the base is arched and the pointed top has minimal latitude with which to securely fasten a table top. The new design of the base now opened up a possibility for me, to create a “wishbone” styled arch. The arched base could be simply an arch but why not create an image of something else while maintaining the arch structure and shape? I looked at a few wishbone details and re-designed the arch to better reflect the shape of a wishbone. In this process I also developed the semi-circular table top support for the table top which melds with the curves in the wishbone and would soon be part of a curved table top. This semi-circular support actually evolved from the original maquette orientation as you can see in the photo above. I also needed to consider the harmony of the table, do all the elements blend together well? I wanted the semi-circular table top support to blend in with the table top so I created it with the same wood species, in this case bloodwood. Bloodwood also nicely contrasts with the maple base.

The cocobolo feet on each of the legs are a small touch I included to bring some of the color down to the bottom of the “wishbone” shaped base and to create balance.The hall table also needed to have a narrow profile so I placed this criteria in my design. I made it narrow but at the same time stable. When I designed this hall table I use predefined measurements for typical hall table designs. I incorporated a curved top into the design with its widest part at the peak of the “wishbone” arch. I hope I have enlightened a few of you of the positive aspects in using a maquette as part of the design process.

Demi-Lune Table

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Demi-lune shaped, uniquely designed console table. Sculpted double-tapered cherry legs with maple feet. Metal is incorporated into the design. The top is birds eye and the metal has a satin finish to nicely contrast with the darker woods. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. Meticulous attention is provided to both detail and finishing. The wood is not stained and attains a natural patina over time and with exposure to ambient light. The console table is finished with multiple coats of thinned shellac, polished and waxed.

77 cm. H, 82 cm. W, 41 cm. D

Cherry Console Table

CherryHallTable-800

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Uniquely designed cherry console table with curvilinear lines. Both metal and wood are combined to create a modern, contemporary look. The individual feet are carved out of solid cherry and have black wenge detail at the bottom of the feet. The solid cherry top is curved into an elliptical shape which tapers at either end. The legs are of tubular stainless steel. The curved top is also bevelled. The metal legs contrast nicely with the natural patina of the cherry. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. Meticulous attention is provided to both detail and finishing. The table is available as either a smaller console table or a larger hall table. The wood is not stained and attains a natural patina over time and with exposure to ambient light. This console table is finished with multiple coats of thinned polymerized tung oil, polished and waxed.

32 in. H, 42 in. W, 11 in. D

Tall Cabinet

StandingTall-800

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Cherry display cabinet with solid quartersawn cherry door panels. Hinges are of solid brass and both the the door and carved drawer pulls are of contrasting cocobolo. Interior drawers are solid cherry and alder with dovetail construction. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. The inlaid, solid maple stand has birds feet designed at the bottom for enhanced stability. Meticulous attention is provided to both detail and finishing. The wood is not stained and attains a natural patina over time and with exposure to ambient light. The cabinet is finished with multiple coats of thinned shellac, polished and waxed.

55 in. H, 15 in. W, 12 in. D

Beech Cabinet

Beech Cabinet

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European beech display cabinet with book matched doors, mahogany drawers,and two-tone cocobolo door and drawer pulls. Solid brass knife hinges. The cabinet has a large component of hand work and fitting involved. The interior is partitioned into two halves which are individually accessible when either of the doors are open. The doors have been book matched in the form of an interesting plume graphics to accentuate the unique grain pattern of the woods used. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. The drawers are assembled using dovetail joinery in all corners. Meticulous attention is provided to detail and finishing.The wood is its natural color. The cabinet is finished with multiple coats of thinned shellac, polished and waxed.

55in. H, 26 in. W, 13.5 in. D

Mahogany Hall Table

Mahogany Hall table

Uniquely designed console hall table. Solid mahogany top and legs with metal structure. The metal components have a satin finish which nicely complements the darker mahogany.The top is raised from the base through polished metal rods appearing to float above the table base. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. Meticulous attention is provided to both detail and finishing. The wood is not stained and attains a natural patina over time and exposure to ambient light. This hall table is finished with multiple coats of thinned polymerized tung oil, polished and waxed.

36 in. H, 44 in. W, 14 in. D

Trinity Side Table

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Ovoid shaped, uniquely designed triangular side table. Sculpted double-tapered cherry legs with maple feet. Metal is incorporated into the design. The cherry top is quartersawn and the metal has a satin finish to nicely contrast with the deep cherry. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. Meticulous attention is provided to both detail and finishing. The wood is not stained and attains a natural patina over time and with exposure to ambient light. The side table is finished with multiple coats of thinned shellac, polished and waxed.

60 cm. H, 55 cm. W, 67 cm. D

Chaotic Cabinet

CabinetAmbrosia-800

Ambrosia maple display cabinet with book matched doors, cherry drawers, and two-tone cocobolo door and drawer pulls. The exterior of the cabinet is composed of hand cut ambrosia maple veneers whereas the interior is composed of hand cut soft maple veneers. Solid brass knife hinges used. The cabinet has a large component of hand work and fitting involved. The contrasting cabinet stand is made with hand selected black cherry. The interior is partitioned into two halves which are individually accessible when either of the doors are open. The doors have been book matched with exciting graphics inherent to ambrosia maple which accentuate the unique grain pattern of the woods used. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. The drawers are assembled using dovetail joinery in all corners. Meticulous attention is provided to detail and finishing.The wood is its natural color. The cabinet is finished with multiple coats of thinned shellac, polished and waxed.


56.5in. H, 18.5 in. W, 13 in. D

Wishbone Hall Table

Wishbone Hall TableUniquely designed console table with curved, wishbone shaped legs. Shaped, curved maple legs with cocobolo feet. Metal is incorporated into the design. The curved top is figured bloodwood and the metal components have a satin finish to nicely contrast with the deep bloodwood. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. Meticulous attention is provided to both detail and finishing. The table is available as either a smaller console table or a larger hall table. The wood is not stained and attains a natural patina over time and with exposure to ambient light. This console table is finished with multiple coats of thinned polymerized tung oil, polished and waxed.

35 in. H, 43 in. W, 10 in. D

Demi-lune Flame Birch Table

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Demi-lune shaped, uniquely designed console table. Tubular metal legs with satin finish. The top is highly figured flame birch and the metal has a satin finish to nicely contrast with the darker woods. Lower surface is a subtle curly cherry. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. Meticulous attention is provided to both detail and finishing. The wood is not stained and attains a natural patina over time and with exposure to ambient light. The console table is finished with multiple coats of thinned shellac, polished and waxed.

77 cm. H, 74 cm. W, 37 cm. D

Trinity Side Table

Side Table Flame Birch

Ovoid shaped,uniquely designed triangular side table. Sculpted double-tapered cherry legs with maple feet. Metal is incorporated into the design. The highly figured top is flame birch and the metal has a satin finish to nicely contrast with both the tones of the flame birch and the cherry legs. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. Meticulous attention is provided to both detail and finishing. The wood is not stained and attains a natural patina over time and with exposure to ambient light. The side table is finished with multiple coats of thinned shellac, polished and waxed.

61 cm. H, 56 cm. W, 70 cm. D