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The Everglades Skimmer

Hard maple and American black walnut on shaped leg with floating top and pediment style rear upstand, oiled and lacquered.

H 780 X L 1880 X D 410 mm (H 30-3/4” X L 74” X D 16-1/8”)


a_airboat-766839.jpgImagine an air-boat skimming across the water of the Florida Everglades and you will perhaps have a similar picture in mind to the one I had when I’d completed construction of this table. At the concept stage of the design process I looked for ways to have a table top with a sense of floating, almost of flying, so the shallow bevels at the ends and the top itself raised above the supporting leg-set put me in mind of an air boat, hence the name.

Underneath the legs gently taper from bottom to top and the front rail has a cyma recta shape cut into the bottom edge at either end to reinforce the sense of visual uplift.

Above right, image source: http://www.vacationdaysmagazine.com/blog/2007/03/out-of-ordinary.html

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