Cascade Table Part 1: Single board Table

Silent Auction tableEach year the members of the NH Furniture Masters submit a small item to be auctioned off at our annual fall exhibition. The proceeds from the silent auction help support our educational programs. I treat the silent auction item as an opportunity to explore new techniques or design ideas and this year I am doing both with this small three legged side table. The inspiration for the table was an interesting piece of 2” thick crotch walnut that was left over from a previous job. The three legs were cut from one side of the board and the remainder became the top. A series of large cracks on the right side of the board compromised the structural integrity of the piece. Cutting out the cracks helped determine the final shape of the top. Here is a picture of the table in its rough state after the leg joinery was cut. In my next post I will discuss the housed dovetail joint I used to join the legs to the top.