FineWoodworkingEditors, member | May 8th, 20143 comments
How do you pass meat and cheese around a 7-ft. round, timber-framed table? You build a giant Lazy Susan, set into the tabletop, and running on invisible bearings. And then you invite the Gods to dinner.
Trompe l'oeil is French for "fool the eye," and that is exactly what FWW author Craig Thibodeau has done with his best piece to date, an Art Deco-style table with incredible marquetry and secret compartments.
My previous blog entry showed a video of the building of the Philadelphia Lowboy in SketchUp. Several of the components in the SketchUp model showed the carving that is typical of these pieces. These...