Currently in the design prototype fabrication stage is a finished metal base by Brian Gilman. Its like planting unknown flower seeds. I don't know what he will come up with but I know it'll be good. Stay tuned.
The old nylon bases have evolved. We now offer two new choices, soon to be three.
Patrick wanted a new and special bed and was patient while I conjured up a few uninspired ideas. He knew that he would know when he saw the right design and had good clear comments on various features (so crucial). It tickles me when we all know something is "right" when hit upon, and from the moment I started drawing the top arch I could feel the excitement in my veins.
The side tables are my Akura design. The entire set is finished with our 2k polyurethane (shellac as a sealer coat to bring out the grain and color). As usual it has a center support and leg.
It is definitely an addition to my stable of beds, but what to call it? I already have an Akura bed. Hopefully the present Akura bed wouldn't be offended if I stole its name and demoted it to something new. When I signed up to make furniture I didn't know I would have to name each design too...
Comments are more than appreciated.
While we make dimensioned furniture, we occasionally help put together a "live edge " project. In this instance the customer brought a slab of Northwest yew wood which needed a base and the top flattened.
Like all slabs, this one had a significant had a twist to it we had to rout a flat landing in the base.
Because the tables will be moved frequently we made the tops with a honeycomb core for strength and lightweight 38 lbs. The tops unlatch from the folding bases and may be hung on the wall for storage.
This large Walnut Dining table is 52" wide by 103" long. It seats eight comfortably as you can see (count the chairs). The top shape was generated by the owners right before we started on what was to be a standard Boat top shape. They wanted something which fit the sense of the house they had just completed. The top is 1-1/4" thick, a standard 1" top appears skimpy on a table this size.
Note the Fleur arms which allow the arm chairs to be pushed in farther than our standard arms.
How much room is needed per person?
24" of width is best. A place setting is 20" wide, but the person needs more room than that. Typically chairs are 18-21" wide, but the person needs more than that.
From the front edge of the chair allow at least 14" for legs and knees when a person is sitting at the table.
So three on a side is 24" times 3 which equals 72", plus 14" on each end for a total of 100"!