Gathering Cocktail Table
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.