oak coffee table with drawers
It’s all about 3’s with this beautiful oak coffee table. The three components to this piece derive from three different trees off the National Trust Ashridge Estate, that were all standing dead, left to weather,windblown, milled and dry-stored for 3 years in a barn. And there are three drawers…
The brief from Sam was to have a single slab table top, with interesting leg frames and drawers. The top is a waney edge slab cut from almost the centre of the trunk and I have featured the graceful curves of the heart wood that had rotted away and also the waney edges with their sloping textured profiles and a fabulous burr.
Whilst the top is organic in style the rest is different but complementary. The leg frames are based on inverted, crossed saracen swords, that joint into the top and drawer unit to form a very strong, yet graceful structure.
After the character and curves the final component, the drawer unit, which provides the minimalist element to the piece and the ability to tidy away the clutter!