After reading the story of the family in need.
I really wanted to help, providing my skills to help make a home more practical for the family seemed the least I could offer.
I took the families old table to my workshop.
The top was to be re used, something the family remember using together before any illness had started. I cut the top down to make it shorter in length and width.
I used a drawknife to give the top that wany edge look, keeping to the brief. Which was rustic and natural. The top has a slight curve to the edge one end, allowing the wheel chair to get closer.
The frame is a solid construction, with one rail returning half way, giving access for joystick on the wheel chair. One leg has a through wedged tenon, shaped as a butterfly.
I choose the butterfly theme because the family share the same interest and also support a butterfly charity. The three butterflies on the top represent each family member. Mother and two children. Being able to now sit altogether for the first time.
The three butterflies light up green to match the colour theme of the room, also creating a relaxing mood lighting.
The quote carved in to the top reads. “free to fly” linking the theme and family together meaning- no more obstacles, and new journeys to follow. opportunities to achieve what you wish.