Sunday, October 14, 2012

Custom Requirements for a Table and Buffet

The table shown here is made of solid birch. 
There is no plywood or particle board found  here. 
Two removable (grain-matched) leaves were made for this table, allowing it to be either  7, 8 or 9 feet long.
An Interesting Requirement! 
The client required it be sturdy enough to hold two dancing 200lb people on it.  Now that’s custom!  When the customer arrived to pick this piece up, I had put the two leaves in and was sitting in the center of the 9’ table.  
(That’s 180lbs on the weakest point of the table!).

The matching solid birch buffet also had some interesting requirements:
“It needs to be this tall”
(customer held hand parallel to floor and I measured from there).
“It needs to be this long”
(customer held arms outstretched and I measured from there),
If you look closely at the pictures, you’ll see the top is not perfectly flat. 
It was hand-planed.  

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