I know, three weeks in and I can’t even keep up. I’ll be honest – as long as I get to 52/52 before 31 Dec 2010, I’ll consider this exercise a success. On to this week’s piece…
This is a design for a buffet, but I think you could adjust the height and make it a sofa table. Believe it or not, I got the inspiration for this piece driving by a Hampton Inn Suites hotel at night. The architecture featured a red brick construction with concrete columns that divided the length of the building.
Not completely evident in the perspective drawing is that the width of all of the legs taper 2:1. The pattern on the front legs would be routed with a small cove bit. On the side legs, I’m not sure if I want the pattern to be recessed or proud of the leg. I really don’t know what drove me to create the recess in the center of the table, so I could see the table without it. If I kept it, I would blacken that area – probably with a flat paint.
As for materials, I could go two ways. Originally I thought the table top would be a darker wood, with a medium hued wood for the legs. Thinking about it again, I could see the table being all knotty pine with wrought iron hardware and straps across the top – like a steamer trunk.