SUPERELLIPTICAL TABLESThese shapes are determined by tweaking a common geometrical formula.
SHOP OWNER: Clint Searl
LOCATION: Kintnersville, PA
I designed this dining table using an Excel program I referenced in a messageboard discussion a while back. The shape, sometimes referred to as a "super ellipse," is derived by altering the generalized formula for an ellipse by increasing the exponent from 2 to a higher value; in this case the exponent value was 3.
For the curious, the 44"x88" table top is made up of a pair of bookmatched flitches of cocobolo. The center insert is a piece of 1/4" plate glass with an ivy vine design sandblasted into it. The base is 1 1/2" brass tubing with flush brass fittings.
Here's a zebrawood coffee table in a superellipse of power 2.5....Clint Searl
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