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Joe Kaplan orders more tangles!
I was thrilled to hear his voice again!
As the phone rang in Aug, of 08, I saw the name Joe Kaplan on the caller I.D..  Joe & I spent many enjoyable moments working together on his first set of tangle tables for his L.A. home.  Photo, directly below of his L. A. dining table. Scroll down for Texas tables.
Joe has a unique ability of combining the best of the best, mixing modern elegance with a contemporary flare. While at the same time, a focus for the peace and tranquilty of nature. Listening to Joe describe the setting and view of his 2nd home in San Antonio was like listening to poet paining a word picture.

I finally said, " I got it! " . So, here's the plan for Joe's next three tangled tables.
Directly below is a partial sketch. Primarily created for my use in establishing the base structural elements while balancing the look of "nature's art". Joe's table, will be a 96 inch long (8 feet)  by 48 inch wide, 3/4 inch thick glass, rectangular top setting atop a tangle tree table. Very similar to his dining table above, only much larger. Additionally, two cocktail tables of 30 inch diameter round glass tops will be created for his Texas home.
The glass will extend in length, 5 to 6 inches beyond the top edges of the tangled base and have an overall length of 84 to 86 inches. The initial structural support from which all will build, is depicted, above. The darkest pieces, starting first with the very center piece, a large "V", solid oak piece and including two other "X" or crossing members attach directly to one another forming the beginnings of a significant structural "lock" for resistance of vertical movement (more below). The slightly lighter shaded pieces attach directly to the "X" members, further tying the piece into one. And the lightest or clear sketched pieces show the beginnings of placements attached and directly fastened to all of the above.

I like to first, begin a table design in this manner. Meaning first, work with the functional signifigance of design. Once complete with this, I find I can focus upon the "vision". And with the word picture Joe has described for me, I can actually "see" this work of art setting in his home, in front of a large picture window overlooking the rolling hills and trees in the distance. It is this view one will see when the first enter Joe's home..
Joe, Thank you for this opportunity,
If you wish, you may view progress photo's . Click here.