Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Inspiration of Wood : first of two posts

The Inspiration of Wood

      This furniture project was brought to me with complete creative freedom. A rare situation to say the least and valuable to me in that it reminds me what I consider important in design.
      Creating a visual melody using line and form. Restraining and planning that use to accentuate the nature of the wood and complement the function of the furniture.

       The body of this end table is black walnut and the top and shelf are quarter sawn red oak. The drawer sides which are dovetailed into the front are composed of strips of poplar and honey locust and were laminated into a wave pattern. Adding some fun to the piece are to hidden compartments. The larger of the two is hidden behind the main drawer and is accessed by pulling on an attached rod when the main drawer is removed. The other is hidden beneath the shelf and slides in and out of place on rails.