On offer here is a one off coffee table in English Walnut after George Nakashima Unique is a much overused word but this coffee table is truly a'one off' creation handmade by a local Devon craftsman from the only slab cut from the crotch of the'Lightning Walnut' - an English Walnut tree in our field which was struck by lightening in the winter storm of 2005 and felled in 2006. The wood from the tree was planked and air dried for seven years before being brought into the workshop for final seasoning.This unique (it really is the one and only slab cut from the crotch of the tree) piece of timber exhibited such a beautiful range of sap wood and heartwood colour and curl grain patterns with natural spalting decay, insect attack and retained bark that it was put on one side until a suitable inspiration came. Exhibiting Superb design Unique - impossible for there to be more than'one off' Useful - and ideal for traditional or contemporary interiors So on offer here a unique, one off, coffee table, hand made and signed by a fifth generation Devon based artisan carpenter, Grant Allen'after Nakashima'. The slab was cut from the crotch of the tree and bears some of'live edge' of the bark, age related (age of the tree that is) damage, checks, and the most fantastically detailed burls and whorls and it features wonderfully colourful grain patterns.
This slab was hand planed to a flat surface, then hand scraped to the finest finish and hand polished. There are hand cut maple dovetail keys, (Dutchman Joints, or butterfly joints) used to stabilise the walnut slab which is supported on hand made English oak legs and stretchers. The walnut top is finished with hand applied and polished Osmo Clear Matt Top-oil, a microporous natural hard-wax-oil wood finish which is extremely tough and hardwearing.
It is water repellent and dirt resistant. The finish is resistant to wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water. These types of liquid spillages will tightly bead on the surface without leaving any marks, simply clean by wiping with a cloth. The English oak legs, support and stretchers are hand finished with wax polish.Sorry we cannot deliver to NI, the Highlands or islands. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Tables". The seller is "pencross" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.