Elm Table

Wood: elm
Finish: Shellac, varnished top
Dimensions: 40"X18"X28"

This table is based on an old Chinese design. It's amazing that by subtly changing the way it was made—slightly altering the proportions, the way the wood is composed, the sculpting on the edges—the old design shines though, yet it becomes something very much of this time. In craft we rely so much on our ancestors (in this case someone else's ancestors, but I'm really grateful to them) and it's only through what they knew and accomplished that we can discover new and beautiful ways to work.

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