My Nemeses for the last few months has been a 9 ft dining room table, customized, hand carved , hand chosen planks, hand finished to blend with the fabrics and other pieces in the room. My clients left with a great deal of faith in me, my design and vision for this HUGE focal point. Here are a few of the stresses and strains of a girl and her furniture design and build career:
*The beautifully finished maple top had been wrapped up and sitting on metal horses in my garage space, so my car lived outside in the snow most of the winter.
*Each leg is an independent sculpture. Fun but very dirty work, I actually loved this part
*The engineered steel frame and the 8/4 (2") maple top had me on the phone calling my studio assistants and muscular friends, "Help! I need a man!" The legs were fitted onto steel pieces and steel bolts. Over the top for myself to move about.
* It took 6 guys from Old Towne Moving and Storage, (who I use without fail) to carefully install this piece while i cringed at every grunt.
*It was to be installed before they returned to Aspen. Which was Fri. I had been crazy anxious, as I am with every installation that is totally custom. I spent the day on top of the phone.
*Motrim, long showers, and a tequila or two was helpful!
All in all after it was installed with happy customers and pride. The next designs are ready for attention and I am ready for the next BIG challenge.
So until next time, xx