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FEINT: a table that’s never quite where you think it is. A modern form crafted with time-honored methods. A rolling, tambour door in a rhomboid cabinet. A spatial illusion that can hold up your coffee, with storage.

I studied architecture at Princeton University and fine woodworking at The College of the Redwoods, and this piece is the blending of those two disciplines. The design draws heavily from my experience in architecture and structural engineering, while the contruction is informed by my woodworking training. I carefully chose the ash planks from which I made narrow strips of veneer and laid that veneer up in sheets to get the rigorously straight pattern on each face of this table. The cabinet features a slanted tambour door, which I believe is the first of its kind, and which, to be totally honest, I designed and built on a dare. Feint is the first piece in a new line of work growing from these unnerving angled modules.

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Feint, with Laurel the cat, work by Sarah Marriage

Feint, work by Sarah Marriage; photo by Mark Juliana

Feint, staged with books, work by Sarah Marriage; photo by Mark Juliana

Feint, work by Sarah Marriage; photo by Mark Juliana

Feint, work by Sarah Marriage; photo by Mark Juliana

Feint, work by Sarah Marriage; photo by Mark Juliana

Feint, work by Sarah Marriage; photo by Mark Juliana

Feint, work by Sarah Marriage; photo by Mark Juliana

detail view of Feint from above, work by Sarah Marriage