Floating Cherry Table
This was the first piece I ever built using my own design. It was designed and built while I was taking a furniture design class at Penland School of the Arts. My idea was that each piece (top, apron, and legs) were to appear to be independent of the other pieces - "floating". The top is made of air dried cherry and is darker in color than the rest of the table which is kiln dried. The air dried cherry was brought from home and there was not enough for the whole table. The top is easily removed as it sits on loose dowels placed in each leg. The design for the apron began with "stepping stones on a garden path" and evolved into the angled pieces with a capstone in the middle of each side. It is made from a single board so the grain can be followed all the way around the table. The angles and height vary between the pieces. It was sort of like putting a puzzle together when it was time to assemble the aprons. The legs are tapered on two sides with the taper extending all the way to the top of the leg.
Dimensions: 30 1/4"(H) X 16"(D) X 37"(W)