Bookmatched Oak Coffee Table
White Oak, Walnut & Ebony
L39" x W24" x H15¾" / L991mm x W610mm x H400mm
This coffee table top is made from two pieces of beautifully figured bookmatched Oak slabs jointed on the live edge sides creating an intentional void alongside the other imperfections of knots and cracks. The Ebony bowtie provides a structural support as well as a decorative feature.
Without the aid of any hardware, the coffee table is held together with various joineries which includes the sliding dovetails for attaching the top to the base, shouldered mortise and tenon with half dovetail wedge for the top stretchers and tusk tenon joints for the bottom stretcher.
The wedges are made in Ebony to provide a dark contrast with the Walnut base and Ebony is chosen because of its hardness that works well for compression joints.
Finished with several coats of hard wax oil that enhances the wood's natural character and at the same time providing a surface that is water repellent and dirt resistant.