Dining Table

Cherry and Red Oak, Glass, Oil/Polyurethane/Beeswax Finish *** This dining table was commissioned by a local couple. (the chairs were commissioned later and are represented elsewhere on this website) Their home is deep in the woods, and there are many windows looking out on the trees in the forest. Standing in the dining room, I felt the table growing out of the floor as the trees grow out of the forest floor. My clients told me they wanted glass in the table top, so we collaborated very closely over a period of months in designing and building the table in such a manner that the legs and laminated backbone would show through, but at the same time styling the edge to protect the glass. The spirit of the table is brought out in the laminated leg assemblies that resemble the roots at the base of a tree. The table used cherry and red oak I milled from salvaged trees, and has a bent lamination strength element in the backbone. The table frame was rubbed with mixtures of tung oil, linseed oil, polyurethane varnish, and beeswax in several coats to give it a nice tactile feel and natural look. *** The custom design process is a wonderful and fulfilling collaboration between myself and my clients. After discussing a project, I like to visit the home (or business) where the furniture will reside, or at least review photographs if my client is too far away to visit, and then I provide a selection of computer drawn 3-dimensional renderings of what the pieces might look like so we can all visualize them. This begins the iterative give and take design process, resulting in delivery of just the right furniture! Let me work with you to design and build the perfect custom dining table for your home! *** Juried Virginia Professional Artisan: Artisans Center of Virginia, Juried Member: Rappahannock Art League, Member: The Furniture Society

Dimensions: 29h x 96l x 36w

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