this is one of those jobs that looks like it was far easier to build than it was.
the client had a stash of curly maple in various sizes and an image of a leg profile that he wanted incorporated into a ‘daybed’. on the one hand, curly maple is one of the most difficult woods to work and, for that reason, is reserved for accents in high-end furniture. to make an entire design out of it was a tall order. in addition to that, a piece like this is most likely going to be a ‘one-off’; that is, it is so tailored to the user’s needs that it’s unlikely ever to be reproduced for someone else. working out the correct angles, dimensions and connections was an intricate process – I would probably never recoup the time I’d put into the development of the design.
3/4 view; 45″d x 90″w x 42″h
multiple through mortise and tenon joint detail
some of the curly maple parts (excluding legs) that went into this piece