Today I’m planning to complete my prototype coffee table, replete with all joinery for the undercarriage of the tabletop. I have had some ideas planned in my head and have rehearsed them there but will make actual cuts today as an experiment on something I have wanted to try for some time. In my case this planning and making and even practicing is justified. When you come to yours I must make certain the ideas as yet untested really work in reality. It’s not for me to protect my image but to protect you from wasting money, time and energy when in the zone of making yours.
Over the past few days I began placing cardboard around the living room of the house, partly because the white walls seem more to invite me: footprints at first expose available space on the floor area and that’s always a good place to begin. The living room is not yet ready for me but I can’t help myself. Moving this cardboard around shows what the options are but of course they must be placed in context to other space yet to be occupied so my mind runs riot to make sure one thing compliments another. Then again I am thinking one couch or two, face to face or forming a corner, bookcases and other shelves for display and orderliness. I am especially hopeful that my decisions will mean no piece has a fixed-for-life positioning.
Shapes matter and nothing works better than three-dimensional blocks to block out space in length, depth and height, and these need be nothing more than taped-together folded cardboard legs taped again to thin sheets of corrugated card.
Now for the joinery to come together. I must work on this challenging aspect for my own sanity and peace of mind. Joinery, from the root word, harmos, Harmony