Serving Tables for the High Country Conference Center

A fascinating task. Trees on the Old Quad had to be cut to make a safe and wide passage for fire trucks should they ever be needed. Northern Arizona University wanted to trees to be remembered and asked a couple of local furniture makers to make serving tables for the local conference center. They provided the dimensions and the wood, then we provided designs for tables, all unique. The tables were to mesh with the "high country" look of the conference center and weren't to hide the character of the wood. Lots of interesting woods, locust, elm, ash, and spruce mainly. The processing of the logs was done locally by the very talented Silas Page of AP Sawmill. After the lumber was kiln-dried, the rough spruce slabs were milled flat and square and glued into robust tabletops by Joe Guida and his crew at Guida Woodworks, a top-notch millwork shop. Guida also milled the rest of the lumber into a form where I could work it with a minimum of effort. Here are some of my tables in their new home:



One of my tables used to display locally produced art!