Nice chance to shoot a dining table at the customer's house, which we delivered a few weeks ago. Figured Walnut with 2 seams of sap wood to extend the color range within the top and accentuate the length of the table (108").
Overall table designed for the room by architect Herb Seigle, metal base fabricated by Pittsburgh metal artist Francis Nowalk.
But when you've got Walnut planes to counter your hue, the scales can tip in your favor...
This set of stacked-lowboy and highboy dressers, implements a contrast of "plastic" and "organic" materials that runs through much of my work. For example, the solid pigmented varnish against the French Walnut tops and Wenge edging. The 2 pieces are modular, so they can stand by themselves or together. For example, the stacked asymetrical dresser can have its high side go right into a corner of the room. The low level can also double as a bench, for those of us needing some extra help putting on our shoes in the morning.
Drawers are dovetailed Maple boxes with full extension undermount glides with "soft-close" feature. Knobs are brushed stainless and leather-wrapped pulls.
We've also made these with an "Armoire" module instead of the Highboy.
The Cherry top is laid out in a radial sunburst pattern, with an inlayed ebonized poplar and Sapele border. Pedestal base is solid Sapele.