As we mentioned in the story of this batch of timber, one of the things that struck us most was how well the stain was bonded to the surface of the wood and how earthy it felt. The colours were pretty contemporary too so with this table we decided to leave the surface as intact and raw as a solid manufacturing process would allow.
There´s an inherent technical challenge to this aesthetical decision since the common joinery relies on two flat and true faces whereas this time we were only going to have one.
Back to the artistic part, we wanted to achieve contrast by mixing the originally stained green faces, with the grey ones (aged by UV-rays over decades) and the bare colour of clean planned ones.
We also strived for a texture contrast with the juxtaposition of rough (yet splinter free) and “as is” timber in legs and the silky thoroughly shaved and polished tabletop.
Have a look underneath the top and you will be surprised.
Making the legwork dismountable was another challenging task to this build.