Maple Writing Table

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A local tree harvester saved a nice round of Norwegian maple from the chipper and we had it slabbed for a future table and bench. The wain with the bark was wide enough to sand out and turn into an interesting table.

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There were some band saw marks that needed to be ground and the piece included metal that someone hammered in long ago.

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Next the sand with the grain to highlight the wavy quilting. The result is a surface with subtle ripples and  quite smooth. We didn’t want this piece perfectly flat , only that it caught all the available light.

The legs are hazelnut, two with the bark polished to a natural bronze and one that had lost it’s bark but had an ideal curve. They’re inset and doweled, then glued into a tripod design that’s quite stable. The surface finished in poly so it’s durable and sits just shy of 28 inches (71 cm) which makes it a decent desk height.

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The result is a space to compose or read–on a surface made by someone wonderful, nature. The maple grain is truly inspiring and the live edge creates a new environment anywhere you sit.

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Approximately 28″ tall, 42″ long and 20″ at its widest.#137-BL-06-13

 

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