This suite was an evolution, we had in our wood rack a very rear piece of heart rimu burr over 2 meters long and 200 wide x 55mm thick. This represented a challenge as there wasn’t enough timber to do anything substantial (or so we thought) and we were never going to find another burr to match. I wanted a generous rectangular 8 seat table.With these rules to with work my most experienced cabinet maker came up with this design. The addition of a shaped solid frame cut from a single length of 100mm square heart rimu enabled him to split the burr through the center to give a 400 wide book matched feature strip which he placed through the center of the table. The top is finished at 20mm thick (not normally usable in a dining table) and has very nice conventional heart rimu either side of the burr. We designed a bowed tapering corner leg to compliment the side profile and a new design is borne.
The comments and enthusiasm from customers reflected our thoughts and we soon had the table sold on the basis that we design a matching chair. TheEverwood Gazelle chair is elegant and stylish and compliments the table perfectly.
We can make for you a variation on this piece, just contact me to discuss the options available.