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Gathering Cocktail Table

comments (1) December 13th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

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Woodworker: Thomas Schlack
Schlack's love of hollow-vessel turning and complex bending techniques sparked the idea for this cocktail table, which he calls "The Gathering." The center of the base is a 20-in.-dia. Jarrah burl vessel, which is surrounded by curved wenge pieces that serve as "hands" and legs that hold the glass. At 48 in. wide by 72 in. long by 18 in. tall, the table can be disassembled piece by piece for moving. Without a straight line to work from, and with the grain flowing through the tapered legs to the hands, the table required Schlack to make a number of jigs and tools.


Design or Plan used: Not specified
posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, wood turning, cocktail table, vessel


Comments (1)

Hands_in_Wood Hands_in_Wood writes: The flowing simplicity of design belies how extremely difficult it must have been to fashion this piece. My hat is off to you. One of the most elegant of tables I've ever seen [also saw it a day or two ago in the most recent Fine Woodworking].
Posted: 5:11 pm on January 10th

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