Monday, 19 November 2018
Wonderful Dressing Table, Lots of Pictures.
I was chatting to Chris, a very pleasant young man at the Harrogate show and after a while he asked if I wanted to see some pictures of a recently completed project. I was amazed.
Ostensibly a rectangular table and stool, has been designed with lots of subtle curves, angles and chamfers which all work to create a piece that's beautiful. The more you look, the more little details are discovered.
Chris has been 'on the tools' for 17 years and was introduced to woodworking at 7 years old. He's currently working at Cubby Construction in Carlisle and is looking to build up this bespoke side of the business.
The 'Nakashima' butterfly keys were added to wood which had been carefully split part way.
The double curves on the legs have an animal grace.
The stretchers were bent by laminating thin strips of ash, Chris then added a veneer of ash to cover the glue lines.
The stretchers were then shrouded in Wenge to match the dovetail keys.
The rear was treated with the same attention to detail with a wenge veneer on the back of the mirrors.