Shaker pt. 2

This project started on Monday of a M/W/F class.  In my true nature, by Wednesday I had drawn two sketchup models just to see what a little variety would be like.  One table was drawn with traditional straight edges.  Along the table edge and apron bottoms of the other, I drew the edges with a 1” and ½” arc respectively.

Sketchup model

Sketchup model

We agreed that the table with curves was a pleasing change to the traditional style.  And as the late Big E Smalls always said, “more curves, more problems.” 

Using tape to visualize what the finished top would look like.

Using tape to visualize what the finished top would look like.

So the 1-day table has blossomed into two tables that are multi-day projects.  One table has been kept with the straight edges and one has been given some curves.   We started to think about the edge profile on the curved table, and vertical edge didn't seem appropriate anymore.  

Deciding what profile would look right.

Deciding what profile would look right.