One of my all time favorite coffee tables.
This is one of those designs that just came together perfectly. I like to do an original top on every piece of furniture that I build. I pride myself on being able to say, "I've never made two pieces that are alike." When I built this table I wanted to do a stockier, more square shape. The overhang is very shallow, the legs and stays are the same thickness and the hand-cut diamond appliques are all, basically, another square tipped on their side.
When I went to paint the table, the squareness of the piece kind of threw me. A design based on squares did not seem right. The harlequin diamonds, however, was the perfect fit! The table really came together nicely and I considered keeping it. Instead, I marked it ridiculously high and put it in the store. I told myself if it didn't sell in a couple of weeks that I would keep it. It sold the next day.
Sigh...that is the plight of the artist. When you create something, sometimes, if you are lucky, you fall in love with a piece. Sometimes you keep them, more often, you have to part with something you created that you love.