Mark Bligh, Modern Hall Stand Table (Student)

This modern hall stand table was designed and manufactured as a Year 12 HSC Project. The style of this project was inspired by George Nakashima through his modern and traditional cross-legged desk. The hall table utilises black American walnut to construct the project and includes an exquisite mitre drawer front that allows the aesthetically pleasing grain to wrap around the front and sides of the project. The Scandinavian finish applied brings out the natural grain features giving the piece a more exotic and exhilarating finish. The project has been constructed with one long ‘soft-close’ dovetailed drawers with sliding dovetail and housing dividers. The legs are supported through strong and durable angled mortise and tenon joints designed to create a modern look. The leg construction includes indentical tapering on the inside of each leg piece and follows the look of the George Nakakshima cross leg design. This final manufactured design is a blend of a variety of traditional woodworking joinery and processes in order to construct a combination between traditional techniques and modern features. School: Magdalene Catholic College. Teacher: Ian Gorrie

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