The design shape of this series of tables is taken from an early 1900s Scottish antique table that has been in our family since the about 1925. The original table was made by one of the small furniture makers who were based in Glasgow in the early part of the late 19th, early 20th, century but have long been out of business. It was design for the mass production of the day so it is a very simple construction made using only 10 pieces of wood held together by 12 screws and very simple joinery. Even though it is a "mass production" piece it's simple lines give them a delicate, appealing, appearance.
This pair of stands was an experimental work. My aim was to make a pair of traditional looking Chinese stands but to use a sharp square cut fret rather than the traditional curved cuts used in China. I emphasized the inside edges of the frets with a red paint.