Maple and wenge with fiddleback maple, pear, bubinga, rosewood and abalone.
22" h x 20" 2003
The Carpe Diem Table is a small, 3 legged side table. The round top, made with hand-sawn wenge veneers, provides a patterned canvas for the fish marquetry image. The legs are solid maple, carefully chosen so that the grain pattern follows the curve in each leg. The curves and subtle facets are shaped using wooden hand-planes and spokeshaves. The bead along the bottom of the round apron is made of wenge. The finish is hand-rubbed oil.