Curly Claro Walnut Coffee Table

This hand made one of a kind coffee table is a contemporary American design with an arched base. The table is constructed of Curly Claro Walnut, Padauk, Walnut & Wenge. It was finished in 5 coats of hand rubbed Tung Oil. The beauty of the piece lies in its simple elegance, its five pieces of wood connected to the legs with a sense of seeming effortlessness. Paradoxically, the piece is quite complicated and unique in its construction in that there are no right angles with which to reference true square or true plumb. The two basic techniques I use to achieve the above is to establish true square on a separate board to which I use as a gluing matrix and through the extensive use of a carpenters level to achieve a plumb line and a flat plane for the top.

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