Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Finally Furniture for Us

A lot of times when I'm building a project for a customer I'll think to myself this would look great in our house, when I have a chance I'll build something similar. Unfortunately that has yet to happen, so when Lisa's Dad asked me if I wanted a 2 1/2'' thick slab of 25 year old pine I said Oh Ya. It had coffee table written all over it. Now we just need a good design to support this hunk of wood. I had a couple thoughts, but Lisa found a picture in one of my old woodworking magazines of a beautiful trestle table that would look right at home with chairs made by the late great Sam Maloof. The problem was downsizing the design of a 28" tall table to a 18" tall coffee table. It was impossible to get the same lines given the height I needed so I came up with a slightly different Wild Bill version. It'll take a couple of years for the new poly to catch up with the old. If there is someone out there looking for a custom trestle table I have a real sweet design that I'd love to build. Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday's to all.