Yellowthroats is a piece I’ve been imagining for quite some time. The idea began with a basic leg shape I had in mind and a wish to create a piece with a very dark and rich feel. As with all of my pieces, I made a full-size mock up of the table which helped me arrive at the proportions. More about mockups and early design decisions coming soon.
East Indian rosewood, with it’s subtle grain pattern and classic deep tones, created the backdrop for the marquetry imagery and is echoed in the round apron or rail that supports the top. An African hardwood called wenge (pronounced when-gee) provided a nearly black leg and edge-banding with a very distinctive grain pattern. I felt like the two textures and grain patterns...Read more