The top is AAAAA Musical grade Quilted Maple, the base is Quarter Sawn Walnut, Padauk and hand carved Ebony plugs. This is a beautiful piece of wood that seemingly floats over its arched base. The legs are hand planed with a compound Dado joint. The 7/8th" Quilted Maple top was planed down on the edges to give it more lightness. The legs were designed as a Walnut/Padauk/Walnut fusion, in order to work as a continuous transition to the Padauk arches, which are the key design element. The cross members are connected to the main arches with Ebony hand carved faceted plugs. 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. The basic construction techniques include compressed dowels to attach the top to the base through dado joints to connect the arch to the legs and mortise and tenon to connect the front legs to the back legs. The table is finished in five coats of hand rubbed Tung Oil.
Dimensions: 31.5"h X 44.5"w x 13.5"d