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FLW billiard table

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:05 am
by dancedark
Some Wright homes were designed with designated "billiard rooms". Are there any Wright designs for billiard tables or any actually built?

Re: FLW billiard table

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:20 am
by Roderick Grant
I know of none. Billiard tables are rather straightforward in design. Seems unlikely FLW would have bothered. He did several grand pianos, Lord knows why. The standard modern grand is one of the great designs of all time. But at least there were some elements that he could fool around with, like the front legs, which for the Martin House were 8"x16" box beams, topped by planters, while below, they were connected by a row of spindles, which also held the pedals. For the third leg, there was none, just the extent of the piano cantilevered. But all that fuss required that the lid, instead of opening in its usual fashion along the bass side, had to be opened from the end, a big flap like the beak of a giant musical bird.