Between work, other obligations and the loveliest summer weather we've been having here in Europe, i found some time to continue carving on the console table.
I focused on the legs, from the feet up. Referring constantly to photo's of the original I started carving the scrolled feet that lead into embracing foliage at the bottom. Then up to more foliage and pierced scrolls to add airiness to the somewhat heavier 'thighs'. Hmm, makes them look sexy, don't you think? ;-)
I reached the stage where i could not continue carving on the feet because i reached the joint area, where they would meet with the aprons. Above you can see them test jointed with the aid of some double sided tape attached to a faux table top to check and guide me to create the shapes i'm looking for. And to tell me it was time for the next step.
Last night i kept wondering if there was anything else i could work on or needed to do before assembly. But like so often when you venture onto new roads you've never been before, you should just be brave and go for it (you see Hellie, you're not alone :)) Although I did add a recess at the top inside of the aprons and legs before assembly. I was worried the two leg joints could be too flimsy so for added strength i'd decided on an extra wooden top underneath the marble. That will also add the benefit of giving the marble much more surface to attach onto later on.
I do like the shape of the joints on the inside, now that's done. Almost as if it's made of one single piece of wood. Just what i aimed for :) I was also impressed how sturdy it actually is at this stage, because i needed to work on the inside of the joints before the wooden top can be added. That's an area you simply cannot reach after that's mounted.
The outside shape has been merged together as well as you can see above. So the next step will be carving those :) I'm having a lot of fun at this stage again, because this table construction and the whole sequence of it all takes a lot of thinking through before proceeding. But most of all it's very gratifying to see it come together, just like i had in mind :)))
That's what i wanted to share with you all. Thanks for reading all the way down. I hope you have fun following this challenging build.