Expressive But Efficient: Dean Pulver’s Tables
Synopsis: Arcs and odd angles abound in Dean Pulver’s tables, but he has made dozens of them to the same design. See how he designs the bent laminations and uses different angles to make them appear random. Assembly is relatively straightforward as well.
Dean Pulver’s tables (see the back cover) may be idiosyncratic, but they are efficient to make, and he’s made dozens of them to the same design. All the stem-like curved parts are bent laminations clamped up on the same form. by angling them differently in the table and twisting them, he achieves the impression of arcs in a variety of radii.
Despite all the odd angles, the assembly is relatively straightforward. Pulver uses screws and epoxy to secure the vertical pieces to the bot
board, and threaded rod and epoxy to join them to the top. After assembly, he colors the table with aniline dye, then sands the finish back so the warmth of the wood shows through in the high spots.
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