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Square Side Table

This brief for this table was a square table with parquetry of my design which could store books on a lower shelf and for a small storage space incorporated in the top. The stylised floral parquetry design uses hand cut American walnut and Queensland silver ash veneers. There is a lot happening under the table top to support the shelf from above allowing me to keep the leg design slim and tapered. The storage space in the middle of the top is capped with a solid walnut lid. Due to the chatoyance of the lighter silver ash veneer, the colour subtly changes as the viewer moves around the table. This small table has become one of my signature pieces and it features in Craig Thibodeau's book "The Craft of Veneering"