The lumber used for this piece came from sections of felled trees caused by the Great Hurricane of 1987, in Brighton, UK. The individual slabs were donated by a retiring furniture maker that had been holding on to them since then.
The top is comprised of two pieces of living edge elm cut from one plank.
This Table started as a very rough piece of timber that was Y shaped through half its length due to a 9” split in the slab that, over the course time, had naturally come apart and was warped to varying levels.
After a considerable amount of time spent clamping and weighting and waiting (!), the split was closed and levelled to what you can see remaining in the entire length of the far side and bottom right of the nearest viewpoint in the first picture.
The void and splits have been cast with a bronze metallic resin, polished to a high gloss that allowing light to subtly pass through and gives a real depth to the edge of the timber.
The cloud like patterning in the bronze resin reflects the swirling gain configuration of the burl centralised in the top.
The legs are square section elm, half lapped and joined at the angles.
The inspiration for this piece is from the timber sleds used to extract lumber in the colder climates of North America back in the day.
Approx Size: L 900mm, W 500mm, H 425mm