Walnut slab occasional table

This table uses a live edge walnut plank as its top. Live edge refers to the unsawn edge that reflects the actual outer surface of the tree (minus the bark in this case). This live edge helps to recall that the wood is indeed from a tree. Hopefully, it will remind the viewer to be thankful for the wildlands of nature. This wood was harvested from a walnut tree felled during the construction of a house.

The base is mahogany, and it came from 50 years of storage in a barn in El Paso, Texas. The original buyer planned to make furniture and never had the chance. The wood sat in the barn until the family recently decided to sell and had to clean out the barn. The base is from a small piece of this spectacular wood.

The curved legs and apron echo the curves of the slab top.