Saturday, March 29, 2008

Swirl-of-the-Burl

I created this Teak Burl Book-match Coffee Table from the crotch of a very large reclaimed teak tree stump. The crotch of a tree is the portion of the tree that divides the tree into two large branches or roots. It is very solid wood that possesses the "swirl-of-the-burl"; the dense burl growth that provides the immense strength required to support the tree's vertical growth.

Book-matching is a wood milling technique that produces two pieces of wood with matching grain; the two pieces are then joined such that the wood grains mirror each other.

Old Growth India Teak
Table Top 52 inches L x 31 inches W x 2.75 inches Thick
Table Height 15 inches (Can be customized to any height)

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