This maple burl coffee table features the simplicity of natural wood. The foundation is a juniper log base whose light and airy design is reminiscent of tumbleweeds dancing across the desert floor as a child. Tumbleweeds fascinated me while they frustrated my grandfather. The more complex the wind blows, the more they dance. I often wondered as a child about the organ of wind, so I asked my grandfather. In comparison, his answer made perfect sense, coming from an older man with big lungs full of hot air.
While the foundation of this natural wood table is a juniper log, the table-top is maple burl. Shaped like a lung, the maple burl wood slab completes this coffee table design.
Burl Wood Coffee Table
Does the wood dictate the design, or does the procedure? I would say both. My design style leans to fluid, not drawn but an interpretation of what I see. Consequently, some pieces take time to complete. For example, I’ve had this maple burl slab for ten years. Yes, I welcome commissioned functional rustic furniture orders.
Artisan rustic furniture design by Kelly Maxwell, shown exclusively in the Gallery at Littlebranch Farm in Nashville, TN. Also, an online search for Littlebranch Farm.
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