Thursday, February 28, 2008

Teak Table with Rosewood Burl Inlay

This cocktail table is very cool. I enjoy incorporating all types of inlay work into my pieces such as wood burl, metals, and glass. The inlays are beautiful as well as functional; they hide defects in the reclaimed wood such as natural/man-made holes, burnt sections, and dents.
I built this table using a large reclaimed old growth India Teak slab inlay with Burma Rosewood burl cross-sections. The inlays were required to hide/fix damaged burnt sections in the teak slab that were incurred during it's previous life. I found this teak slab in an old wood carvers compound in a small town about 50Km south of Chiang Mai, Thailand. I don't know for sure, but it is likely that the wood was salvaged from a fire damaged house or other building. The legs are made from cross-sections of a large Burma Rosewood hollow.

Old Growth India Teak and Burma Rosewood/Narra
Table Top 30inches W x 64 1/2 inches L x 3 1/2 inches Thick
Table Height 13 1/3 inches (Can be customized to any height)

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