Live Edge Desk
This is a live edge desk with art deco style base. The top is a sapele slab and has a beautiful ribbon pattern. The base is made from Oregon Black Walnut and the drawer fronts are karelian birch.
Karelian Birch or Masur Birch comes from Karelia, a region between Finland and Russia. It is a rare creamy white wood with contrasting brown flecks that is often veneered for use in furniture.
Commonly used in boat-building because of its resistance to decay, Sapele has a dark reddish-brown tone. Quarter-sawn boards demonstrate a strong ribbon pattern and the surface looks and feels much like mahogany.
Wenge is an African wood with a regular, closely spaced grain of dark brown to black color. It is both hard and heavy and works well as either an accent wood or a primary material.