One of a Kind
Beautifully figured Sycamore, Walnut, quarter sawn Walnut, and Padauk hand carved 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 Padauk arches, are the key design element. The cross members are connected to the main arches with Padauk square hand carved plugs.
The beauty of the piece lies in its simple elegance, it is 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 used to achieve this 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. This table was finished in five coats of hand rubbed Tung Oil.
A high quality furniture oil with UV protection is recommended for the base and top periodically.
Dimensions: 45"w X 31.5"h X 14.25"d