Here is the table design. So basically 9 times larger than the orignal wall piece (8x 9 ft.) ! I calculated that I would need about 12 lbs of clay.the sample piece to test the veneers 2″ x 3 ” haha- that was all I needed to get the colors going for the original triptych. — in Brunswick, Maine.I had to calculate the division of 12 pounds of clay into proportions to be distributed across the whole surface and not run out before the end of the project….much math. Slices of canes were flattened out to the same thickness and laid out on waxed paper.Canes and slices over every surface in my studio.Here are all the canes , stretched and laid out on waxed paper 5 layers deep.“fabric” created from stretched slices of cane pieced together into a large sheet. Waxed paper under it all.Long strips of “fabric” are cut and laid out on an underlayer one strip at a time. This creates the design.Each of the 9 sections were constructed at 32 x 14 inches.All the strips of ” fabric” laid out to become the design.Next I burnish out the surface with waxed paper and a old wooden door knob to smooth the surface.All smoothed out after much elbow grease and numerous sheets of waxed paper.two weeks of working on these panels….tag team smoothing out. This could only happen after 2 weeks of conditioning clay , cane construction and then “fabric construction.many slicesPanel #2So excited – panels 1,2,3Each section of the 9 had to be cut into 2 pieces to be baked, then glued back together.Constructing a panel on one surface, smoothing out a panel on another surface.Laying it out on our living room floor to see how the design flowed from one section to the next….Did I mention we had to be very careful to label each section?bringing it all togethergluing together panels in groups of three and then gluing those three together.Mark working his way around the top, using the router to trim the edges after we had glued pressed it down to a plywood base layer in our veneer press.I am holding my breath ! Mark is the master craftsman.Here are the table base pedestals. Mark has been building on these . They are made of mahogany. There is a chase for electrical wiring under the table top.Completed table top – sanding it on horses on the driveway.