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Cormorant Console Table | Tables by Eben Blaney Furniture
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Cormorant Console Table


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One of my more personally satisfying designs, the Cormorant console table began with the hand-shaped upright “legs” and the rest fell quickly into place. The partially exposed and pegged joint/ junction of the curved top rail, end rail and the top of each leg suggested a bird-like quality which, in turn, led me to blacken the 5-foot long, elliptical tiger maple top, creating a subtle, feathery texture like the drying, outstretched wings of the table’s namesake.

A simple, straight stretcher was all that was needed and the elliptical shape of the angled end cuts effectively echo the larger positive and negative shapes above. The gaps within the split-sided uprights allow for wood movement but also serve as visual breaks in the mass.

Originally designed in 2013, a subsequent edition of the table was awarded for “best in furniture” and “outstanding craftsmanship” at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s show “Maine Wood 2016” in Rockport, Maine. Wider but shallower than my Cirrus 3, the Cormorant is equally dramatic and deserves a prominent space along a wall or behind a sofa where its sculptural composition can be viewed from many angles. I recently sold the one Cormorant table I had available; please consider commissioning me to build a new one for you.


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I grew up among wooden boats and boatbuilding on the coast of Maine. Later, after working in several high-end cabinet shops on the west and east coasts and experimenting in various artistic media, I recognized the satisfaction and creative potential of furniture design. I began my business in 2000 back in Portland Maine combining my artistic talents and woodworking ability to begin creating distinctive contemporary furniture. I now work out of my self built studio and showroom in Edgecomb, a little further up the coast of Maine, where I continue to design and handcraft one of a kind, custom, and small batch production furniture, sculpture and decor for discerning clients and artful settings.