- Happy Hour Relic
- This hip coffee table is the product of 100% pure serendipity. Originally a kitchen table from IKEA, it was disassembled and stacked up to take to a donation center. One Saturday afternoon, I became an unwitting host to Happy Hour. In need of a snack and drink surface, this unfinished piece of pine furniture saved the day - and it's place in the living room!
- The unfinished table received 3 coats of stain before finding it's way to the Shopbot CNC router. The hexagon-based star pattern was originally designed to embellish a teapot I entered in a design competition. I laid out the pattern to fit the tabletop, making sure to utilize some negative space for effect.
- Using the Shopbot, I cut a shallow depression of the pattern, and selected a 3 color paint theme to fill the voids. I used a syringe to inject the paint into the appropriate zones evenly. After several coats of paint, I finished the piece with a clear coat. The final effect created an amber, somewhat vintage, quality to the piece.
- The Happy Hour Relic table was featured as part of the South First Friday Art Walk in August 2011.