No single element of this intricate piece could stand alone, but lapped together they make a strong and intriguing base for an entry table. The carved detail in the top echoes the lapping legs below. The book match in the cherry top reflects the mirror image in the corners of base structure. A symphony of curves, this piece was inspired by the movement of a swing on a latticed porch.
Cherry trees are found throughout the US and Canada. The wood varies from a yellowish pink when first cut to a deep rich reddish brown, often getting darker and more rich as it ages. Its smooth texture and working properties make it a favorite wood among furniture makers.
American black walnut grows in the Eastern US and Canada. It is a popular domestic hardwood with a naturally dark color varying from a purplish brown to a rich red brown.