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comments (3) July 6th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

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Heres Temple Table v2. I posted one up last week which raised some fur so I'll be interested to see what happens this time out.

Its the same theme as before but more developed and thought out. I made it for an exhibition titled "ANCIENT ECHOES" and made it using some wood that I bought years before - you know the thing, you see the wood and it calls out to you " Nick, buy me!" I was entranced by its beauty so I had to have it and at that time hadn't a clue what was going to come out of it. The spalted beech was so good it looked like marble but only in small pieces so it went for the legs. The top was a beautiful plank of coloured ash. The freize around the top edge is a dentil molding ( so it says here in my dictionary of architecture) and with my usual mischieviousness,I couldn't leave well alone, so I gilded the four corner dentils - a gold filling, if you will. The blue paint I thought went quite well with the wood tones. Its all made from ash, coloured, olive and white european. 84" long, 42" wide and 29" high. I'm pleased to say it sold on the opening night to a film producer.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Nicholas Chandler

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, period interpretation, wood turning, woodturning, ash, paint, gold leaf.

Comments (3)

YOUNGNICK YOUNGNICK writes: Well, it seems the effort paid off! Thanks very much for the positive comments. I got the idea for the base of the legs from looking at the furniture in the U.K. Parliament live on tv debates- the dispatch box sits on a beautiful gothic table and the base gave me the idea.
Posted: 2:40 pm on July 11th

PurdueDan PurdueDan writes: Nick,

Great piece. It fits well with the show's theme. I particularly like how you added to the temple table design to get this table. This table is more grounded with the additions below the columns. All the details and colors go well together. Your sense of design is exquisite. Thanks for sharing.

Posted: 10:13 pm on July 8th

zbop zbop writes: Now that is how it is done. Beautiful piece of classic furniture!
Posted: 7:49 am on July 6th

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