This coffee table is made of wenge, a beautiful dark wood from Africa. The light banding alonge the edges of the top is the sapwood of the tree as it grows naturally. The free flowing shape of the edges is the outside of the tree with the bark removed. It was so striking, I had to use it in the design. The ends of the table top are cut with an angle similar to that of the sides. I think it is more complimantary than the typical 90 degree cut.
I designed the lower shelf with 3 things in mind. It should be functional as a shelf, it should stabilize the legs, and it should not detract from the table top. I believe I have achieved my goal. This is a very rigid design which makes it functional, yet it is visually light enough to compliment the top.
This piece is priced at $1800.00
Dimensions: 44" long X 20" wide X 17" high