Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NEW Mesquite Furniture Design: Walker CURVE Entry Table


They say a picture is worth a thousand words so this mesquite furniture blog post will be mostly pictures, a video and a only a few words.....  

Mesquite Furniture: Lou Quallenberg Studios
The "Walker Curve" Mesquite Entry Table by Lou Quallenberg
The "Walker Curve" Mesquite Entry Table is the newest sculpted, live edge design by Lou Quallenberg Studios and while there are a few photos of the piece none of them come close to capturing the true essence of it as you stand next to and touch it.  When Lou took the order for this table he thought it was going to be one of his standard designs for entry / hallway tables.  That was NOT what the client had in mind. Even after they decided on the sketch below Lou still had no idea what was in front of him.

The challenges on a new concept and design style, both artistically and technically, can be both inspiration as well as torture at the same time.

This new bespoke piece emphasizes Lou Quallenberg's move in a more sculptural direction.  It also proves a point that while his look and style can be copied, they cannot get into his head and take the latest design, so he will always be at least one step ahead.  Always searching to see where the limits on design and mesquite sit and pushing to that point to create his work.  
Lou Quallenberg with "Walker Curve" Mesquite Entry Table
Lou Quallenberg with new design: The "Walker Curve" Mesquite  Entry Table
Sketch for Mesquite Entry Table by Lou Quallenberg Studios
Sketch for the Mesquite Entry Table
Jig by Lou Quallenberg Studios
Making a jig for the curves
Lou Quallenberg Studios Jig
Making the jig's curve

Lou Quallenberg Studios Jig for large curves
Finished jig for the curve
Mesquite to be cut Lou Quallenberg Studios
Wood to be cut in thin slices to create the curves



Clamped up curve making jig by Lou Quallenberg Studios
The jig is loaded and sits for 4 days
Laminated Mesquite Curve by Lou Qualleneberg
The first curve for the table
Base Jig for laminated mesquite curves by Lou Qualleneberg
Jig to square the base of the curves
Squaring the base of the curves
Mesquite entry table design mock up
A mock up of the table and design
Mesquite table ready for hand rubbed oil and wax finish
Mesquite table ready for hand rubbed oil and wax finish



"The challenges on a new concept and design style, both artistically and technically, can be both inspiration as well as torture at the same time."

Photographing the "Walker Curve" Mesquite Entry Table with Lou Quallenberg Studios
Photographing the "Walker Curve" Mesquite Entry Table
"Always searching to see where the limits on design and mesquite sit and pushing to that point to create his work." 


1 comment:

fastalker said...

That is very amazing. Your talent is kinda scary -- in a very good way.