After several months of working I finally got around to photographing some of the furniture I have been working. I have been exploring the idea of raw edges and finished edges meeting. To that end the tables are made out of slabs of ash cut in half and then one side flipped to the other so the raw edges are in the center and not on the side. This is not a new idea of course. Googleing the words “river table” will provide lots of examples of this style. The wood grain of the ash gives the look of a topographical map with the glass serving as the water feature in the map. I am also working on a floor lamp and entry way table that continue to explore this idea.
The end table features legs turned from ash with a raw edge left on a single leg. The wood top is a cross section of a maple tree also turned on the lathe to leave the bark on part of the round edge. I am really happy with how these pieces turned out and would be happy to talk anyone through the process.
Finally the last piece is the table lamp that many of you have seen around the space. It was fun to blend walnut and concrete into this project. This was my first attempt at steam bending and it went well. A couple plastic bags, a hose, a tea pot, and a electric burner got the job done just fine.