This dining table, along with two satellite tables, are of walnut veneers, the color of gunstock. The iridescence of the finish is referred to as Chatoyant: the condition or quality of changing in color or luster depending on the angle of light. The table top was built with box-beam construction addressing rigidity and weight considerations. Two solid walnut trestles run underneath for connective support. 3 flitches matched per width of table of plain slice walnut veneer make up the main table section. The ends are of quartered walnut to add a distinctive design detail.