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Birds in Flight Coffee Table

comments (1) October 24th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

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Woodworker: Michael C. Fortune

Birds in flight inspired this glass and East Indian rosewood design. Fortune used tapered laminations for the curved components of the table. After glue-up, he cut each bent piece twice down its length, then slipped the parts slightly out of alignment to give the legs a step effect. The joinery uses floating tenons at the intersections and a bridle joint to attach the two shapes. Fortune continues to build this design using different types of wood. Future leg variations will be cast in bronze, he says.

Photo: Michael Fortune


Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, glass, rosewood, Custom Design


Comments (1)

dannywatford dannywatford writes: Very nice
Posted: 8:35 am on March 28th

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