Ambrosia Maple Coffee Table

We constantly hear about reclaimed wood from dismantled barns, industrial buildings and other structures. This started out as virgin old-growth timber, harvested decades ago from healthy trees. While I applaud recycling this wood, the fact remains that healthy, old-growth forests were irresponsibly logged years ago to bring this material to market.

Ambrosia Maple is totally different. It has not been reclaimed, it has been rescued. The term "Ambrosia Maple" applies to eastern red and sliver maples that have streaks of color caused by an infestation of the ambrosia beetle. Beetles usually infest dead or dying trees and often will enter the trunk through a broken branch or other injury. By harvesting these trees before they fall over and rot into the ground, they can be processed into useful lumber to create stunning furniture and other items. Healthy trees are never harvested, only dead or dying ones. All lumber is fully fumigated and kiln dried, so there are no worries about any little living critters remaining.

This same Ambrosia Maple lives on as the gorgeous, marble-like top of this coffee table, married to the stylish solid steel legs, making for a truly unique, modern piece. Dimensions: 47.5"L x 19"W x 16"H.

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