Broken Square originated from a drawing in my sketch book. I had been playing with variations of a cube when this form emerged. In the drawing, it stood on two edges but I later realized that it would sit nicely on three points.
Intrigued by the form, I built a version using square cherry stock. Although I liked the appearance, I was surprised at how expansive it was – at only 14.5″ tall, it approached a diameter of 40″.
I mitred the corners and reinforced them with floating tenons. Rather than leave the supporting corners sharp and vulnerable, I flattened them slightly. I was relieved that this did not diminish the effect of the form.
Originally, I built Broken Square to help visualize the form and saw it as a sculpture of sorts. When I stood back and looked at it, I realized that the design would work well as a table, particularly if scaled to be taller.
Let me know what you think of the form and possible variations in the comments section.