Art Deco TV Table #2: Modeling for Shape

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Blog entry by newTim posted 11-25-2015 02:55 AM 1089 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Form Follows Folly Part 2 of Art Deco TV Table series Part 3: Modeling for Effect »

Once I had the basic concept sketched out I needed to see the thing in the actual space. The height of the table is important for ease of use, aesthetic proportions, and to provide enough clearance along the sides to reach the chair controls. The angle of the table is important to set the angle of the chairs so they fit in the room. Yes, I actually set the chairs and divined the angle. Also important was the arc of the front of the drawers.

So after making many real size 2D drawings I came up with a quick and dirty model. A model which served us as a table for the better part of two years!

Next I’ll make do some modeling for effect. Stay tuned.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 11-29-2015 08:31 PM

I took a peek at the other chapters of this blog and I just wanted to say what a great blog it is. I see a lot of great photos and excellent descriptions of the work. I will have to start from here and read forward during next week. Curved work is always a challenge and I haven’t done much of it, so I’m sure there are some valuable lessons here. Thanks for taking the time and effort to share your skills with us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-29-2015 09:19 PM

Thanks. Always nice to hear from a master. I’m trying to post ever couple days or so.

-- tim hill

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