Meanwhile, this fabulous coffee table is taking shape at the workshop. Burr chestnut.Oh the joys of electric chainsaws!
Here you can see the rough profile taking shape.
The character of the burr is of course quite fantastic. We had the burr board milled to 110 mm thickness to give the table a look of real substance and allow the creation of the sumptuous rolled edges. It was also decided to maintain as much of the fissure details as possible within the piece - very much reminiscent of craggy coastlines. The shape also following a marine biased theme - sails, hulls, sharks teeth and flint arrow heads... When complete this will be a 3 leg design - 2300 x 950 max width.