Monarch Table

Dyed and undyed maple plywood, hand dyed handwoven cotton

34″ x 53″ x 15

Photograph by Jafe Parsons

This table has two side by side drawers that open toward the front. The drawer fronts are decorated with squares and triangles of striped endgrain plywood with triangles of my handwoven fabric mixed in. The striped square tiles are 3″x 3″ and 1/4″ thick. They are glued to a 1/2″ thick backer board to complete the drawer fronts. The monarch table has a checkered past (checker pun intended!). I’ll tell you about it if you promise not to tell anyone. The legs you see in these photos are not the legs that hold up this table, today. When I went to glue the legs onto the Monarch Table, I didn’t get it quite right the first time; a little gap was left between the tops of the legs and body of the table. But I needed the photographs for a contest I was entering. So Jafe photographed the table in a way that did not reveal the 1/8″ gap between the legs and table body. I took the table back to my shop, made a new set of legs, cut these legs off, and successfully glued the new legs back on. And no one will be the wiser (as long as you can keep a secret!). Take a look at the Zig Zag Cabinet to see how I recycled those original legs. I absolutely love both of these pieces with their orange legs.

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