This table top plays with design and the possibilities within the natural variations of salvaged wood. With the small central triangles and single chevron stripe, I also wanted to play with the few scraps I came across of Padouk, a rare West African hardwood, that naturally has a striking vermillion hue. Working around these elements, the table came together using the contrast of salvaged walnut, sapele, douglas fir, white pine, and a variety of oak and maple. It measures 23 1/2 inches wide by 49 inches long.
I also made a unique base exclusively for this piece. The design is based on an antique drafting table that I crafted from gorgeous solid walnut with custom made blackened steel and brass hardware. And true to the functionality of a drafting table, the height is easily adjustable from 17 1/2to 32 inches tall.