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Floating Top Console Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo For this 'floating top' console, I strove for strength and grace: delicate, but not too frail.I also wanted some unique details that would entice the viewer to scan the whole table.
Essentially, I wanted an interesting and exciting look.For me, that was captured with the table's most unique design point: twisted legs.Such interest could also be achieved with double (or quadruple) tapered legs, or flared legs.
Since this design contains a minimal number of stretchers and other structural parts, its integrity of construction relies on the strength of the wood, and its large (though not oversized) mortise & tenon joinery.
(For additional info on M&T joinery, see "Wood Joinery" Oct/Nov 04).I used contrasting wood to emphasize and define certain lines of this design, but you could make it out of one species.I wanted to use purpleheart, and I chose a light coloured curly maple as an accent.
I felt that the purpleheart by itself would have been too dark, obscuring the curved ends of the top.The maple feet provide contrast and draw your attention downward, emphasizing the diagonal twisted legs.
Having said that, it is very easy to over use multiple contrasting...