In Latin, Diplodocus translates directly to 'double beam' and is the name of a very long, very large dinosaur that once roamed Western North America - the most complete skeleton of which resides in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in our beloved city of Pittsburgh.
A key feature of our Diplodocus Table is the twin-rail spine that runs along the underside of the tabletop allowing the design to remain visually light while being unusually sturdy. The four block legs, much like those of its ancient namesake, support the long, slender body.
All wood hidden-dovetail joinery make the leg connections very strong and sympathetic to the dimensional changes of the wood throughout the seasonal cycle. The Diplodocus Table is made from reclaimed old growth white oak - much younger than the bones of ancient dinosaurs, but quite old nonetheless.
The trees began growing around the 1700s and were built into barns in the Ohio region in the late 1800s that have since been taken down due to neglect and disrepair. The ever resilient oak has been remilled and will spend many more years in the form of the Diplodocus Table, showing off its beautiful natural figuring and the battle-scarred nail holes it has picked up through its life. The white oak is finished with our favorite hardwax oil.