Monthly Archives: January 2016

Table with a view

IMG_6042 (507x640)                             After making the trip with me to pick out lumber for the table, the clients (recent retirees from the mid-west) remarked that Portlandia has more of a basis in reality than they realized.  The book-matched western walnut pieces in the table top came from a farm near Peoria, and the IMG_6030 (640x413)western maple centerpiece from the eastern Coast Range.  They joked, "can we visit where the tree grew"...was it a joke?...yes, it was a joke.  We had been looking for something else for the table top; but then Clifford (http://curlyburlymilling.com/) showed us the book-matched sets of western walnut and they immediately knew it was right.  By itself, the walnut set was too narrow for a dining table; and, the western maple centerpiece was a graceful way to incorporate the walnut into a larger top and preserved the book-matched effect.  The trestle style base gives lightness to the large table (7'+ long) and complements the open, modern feel of the home. IMG_6049 - Copy (452x640)