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roof table


Heehee. Game to play abother round of guess what this is? This is one of the projects that kept me busy early 2011.

So is it a roof...

... or is it a table?

Heehee. It's both actually. Originally conceptualized as an exercise in roof-building for the students of Escuela Taller Intramuros, it was decided to fabricate the roof in a smaller scale and make it into a table.

It's actually nice because you get to appreciate the lovely lovely woodwork ;-) we don't actually have this type of construction here; the roof is based on spanish mudejar ceilings wherein the pieces all fit together like a puzzle. I really had fun designing this table (from the obscure photographs in the books M lent me), it was like geometry class--- only more fun! first we picked out a pattern we liked, then I had to figure out how the ceiling was incorporated into the roof grid. it was really tricky because i wanted to to be just like the original ones, interlocking parts and all. good thing M's mentor in mexico sent us working drawing that i based the specs on.  heehee. but it was all worth it; i was really happy with all the raves the table got at the exhibit at greenbelt 3 in makati.

to the artists, educators, students, and artisans over at ET Intramuros, you guys did a really great job!



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Jul. 1st, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
The woodwork design is fantastic! It'd look awesome for, say, a porch roof.

Jul. 4th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Re: awesome!
thanks mimi! ;-)
Jul. 1st, 2011 08:13 am (UTC)
nice table
Ang galing naman niyan! Nice table.
Jul. 4th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Re: nice table
thank you! ;-) i'm glad it turned out well too ;-)
Jul. 2nd, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
good job. sayang hindi ko napuntahan yan. Where ka ba sis.? Dito ka ba Pinas.

That truss looking table is indeed fantastic. Galing.

Jul. 4th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
thanks! this was exhibited at greenbelt 3 in makati a week ago ;-)
Jul. 4th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
Galeng!! Proud of you Mrs. Santillan!
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