Newsletter October 2015

The making of the Golden Iris Coffee Table or...

Turning raw lumber into beautiful furniture

On many occasions I have been asked how I make my Golden Iris Coffee Table. Do you steam the wood? How do you create these curves? How do you assemble such a combination of curves?

I developed this table about 5 years ago. The leg structure is based on a curve I came up with a few years earlier and I have been using for a lot of my furniture, even lamps.

It is one of my best sellers, available in walnut, figured maple or cherry and sells for C$2200 in maple. The size of the glass is 44" (112cm) by 27" (69cm) with a height of 18 1/2" (47cm).

Larger sizes are available. The last table I made accommodated a 19mm elliptical glass of 72" by 36" (182 x 91cm).

Well then, here is how I do it. I hope you will enjoy reading this picture essay, which includes photos of every step, taken by my accomplished photographer friend Ake Severinson. Please note that this a copyrighted design. You can get this table only from MapleArt.

Turning raw lumber into beautiful furniture

Cutting the Stock

I start by sawing four or five 72" (182cm) long 2 1/2" by 3" (6.4 x 7.5cm) thick figured maple planks or other hardwoods chosen by my customers into 3/32" (2.2mm) thick strips, 3" (7.5cm) high. This is a very delicate operation, not so much at the beginning but towards the end when the wood stock gets thinner and thinner...


Golden Iris Coffee Table in Living Room

Best regards
Andres Schneiter
Oct. 1, 2015

MapleArt Custom Wood Furniture
24705 - 108 Ave,
Maple Ridge, BC,
V2W 1G7
Telephone: 604-467-2287

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