version of the Talus Table are available:
In the "Talus Notch"
, the top and
bottom facets (which form the bases when assemble into a coffee table)
are edged by a triangular lip. A matching triangular notch on the
rim of the hinged facets locks the pieces securely into a cube, yet
simply lifts apart for reassembly. When assembled as a coffee table,
gravity hold the top to the base.
In the "Talus Arch"
, metal corner
brackets (like those used to protect the corners of a steamer trunk)
align the edges of the cube. After assembly into a coffee table or
chabudai, four steel turnbuckles draw the cantilevered top onto the
base, creating a strong triangular arch.
In the "Talus Span"
, a bent wire
handle delicately aligns the top and sides. Can be assembled with
or without turnbuckles for additional strength and interest.
See the illustrations
for more details.