Dee Sharp Table July 09th, 2018 - 02:54:29
My medium of choice has long since been steel. Steel creations are permanent and the options in their design are limitless. After years of creating wall and free-standing sculptures I recently decided to focus my creative efforts on functional sculptures in the form of contemporary end tables.
After defining a general style for the new tables, actual designs must be created. In some cases a finished product can be fabricated from a sketch alone. That is not the case with these tables however. Prototypes have to be built based on very rough sketch concepts. The tables have to ultimately be designed three-dimensionally by actually cutting and welding steel. The rough sketches are used as a basic starting point but the overall design is not completely determined beforehand. I use the "design as you go" approach" and each table takes shape on the fly.
One of the most common things to use in place of a coffee table is old packing cases from early last century. Often these were used to transport tea or other foodstuffs and many still have the original labelling upon them, faded by age. These can make a stylish and surprisingly convenient coffee table and can often be picked up fairly cheaply from antiques centres and fairs. Not only do they make good surfaces they also have a lot of storage space to hide away items that you do not want on display.
Square tables - Square has been the perfect shape for ages and you will easily find square acrylic coffee tables for your room. If you go for this style of table, leave space around the table to keep accidents at bay. You can buy a glass top for additional glamour of the table or choose L shaped legs or mix glass or metal with the acrylic for that modern looking table.
Camping: A family camping holiday can be so much fun, and if you're intending to go for a week or even longer, then trestle tables are ideal to take with you. It can be used either inside your tent or outside, as a family dining table or kitchen table where you can prepare your food in your tent.
What does a metal sculpture artist do when he needs a new challenge? For me, that meant creating a new line of contemporary end tables. I will now take you through my reasoning for this endeavor, the idea process, and then the actual fabrication of a finished end table.