Tea Tables 2014

Tea Tables 2014

These rived or split Red Oak tables have tops and bases with one face that is hand planed with a hand rubbed finish. The other split face is burnished with a stiff hickory wood brush. The rectilinear batten connects the top to  the base. The top is attached to the batten on a sliding dovetail that runs perpendicular to the table top grain. This allows for the natural movement, expansion and contraction, of the wood while being held fast to the batten. The batten and the base pieces are attached with an interlocking joint. All attachments are friction fits and the table disassembles like a wood puzzle into six component parts.

"ANEW" (above left) Red Oak with Chestnut Oak batten [Height 13 1/4" x Length 23 3/16" x Depth 27"]

"ANEW" (above left) Red Oak with Chestnut Oak batten [Height 13 1/4" x Length 23 3/16" x Depth 27"]

"LOVE" (above right) Red Oak with Black Walnut batten, [Height 11 3/8" x Length 28" x Depth 23 1/4"]

"LOVE" (above right) Red Oak with Black Walnut batten, [Height 11 3/8" x Length 28" x Depth 23 1/4"]

 
"Oval"  (above center) Red Oak with Black Locust batten, [Height 9 1/8" x Length 32 9/16" x Depth 17 3/8"]  (All tables-Length is measured along or parallel to the table top grain. Depth is measured across or perpendicular to the table top grain)

"Oval"  (above center) Red Oak with Black Locust batten, [Height 9 1/8" x Length 32 9/16" x Depth 17 3/8"]  (All tables-Length is measured along or parallel to the table top grain. Depth is measured across or perpendicular to the table top grain)