My inspiration for this collection comes from the imagery of 18th-century maps, such as hand drawn borders, compass roses used for cardinal directions, and stylized land masses.
The land masses in this design are the west end of Nantucket Island with its islands of Muskeget and Tuckernuck. The grain on the tabletop is oriented to accentuate the design and simulate the movement of the ocean.
I make my own banding, the inlaid border outlining the tabletop, to simulate the look of a hand drawn map border. Distinguishing hallmarks of this series are the four-sided tapered legs, and the inlaid stringing along the bottom of the arched aprons that sweeps across the tops of the legs.