Nice design, Ploh.
The maple ends on the legs, doweled on?.
Be glad it wasn't a recluse, I knew a fellow who got bit on leg, and
2 years latter it still looked bad, he though his leg was going to
You do really nice work Peter.
Do you ever display your work at Seattle Center or Pike St.
Peter, this is a gorgeous table.
Will you keep it or sell it?
I love the Zebrawood, it is beautiful. Great story too.
I suppose that creation belongs to your new 'arachnid' series?
I seem to recall that you were building this piece for entry into
that 'curvature' competition... what ever bacame with that idea?
I believe it would be a very strong entry indeed.
Very well done Peter.
After you told us about the spider thing, I got an idea...
You could make another one... slightly smaller... small enough to nest
under the other one.
Then, with a long round pillow with a dark end, laid across both of
them (separated, un-nested) in the middle, would look very much like
I'm curious how you joined the legs and supports together and into the
top... M&T into top?
Would it be OK with you if I grabbed pictures and some posts to add
them to my site collection?
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful work of art,
Thanks for the kind replies.
I'm glad that people like the top.
In the design phase I seriously questioned the use of Zebrawood
because I thought it might be too overpowering.
I was also looking at using some lightly figured Iroko as well.
After I put the finish on, I was happy that I chose the Zebrawood.
The maple "toe-nails" (I like that reference ) are sort of dowelled
on. I used a horizontal borer with a plug cutter to cut the
tenon on the maple and then drilled a hole in the main leg.
So there is no floating dowel in the joint.
Gene, I do show my work occassionally at the Northwest Gallery
of Fine Woodworking.
Gail, I try to sell most of my work and this table will be no
exception. The pieces I have are either rejects or
prototypes. However, I want to try to get this table into
some exhibitions, so I am going to hold on to this table for awhile.
Besides, I don't think I'm ready to let go of it yet...
Yes Dave, the piece was meant to be completed for the entry
into the Curviture exhibition but that didn't happen.
So now the table is done and waiting for another opportunity.
Oh the piece is part of my Arthropod series.
The title is ARTHROPOD(recluse).
Joe, sure, feel free to add pictures/posts to your website.
What a compliment, thanks! All the joints on the
table are basically mortise and tenons with the exception of the top
which is just edge joined. The top and stretchers are M&T's
and the legs are attached to the rails with floating tenons.