Each of the two walnut elements of the Parabola Display Table is one continuous piece of wood. Each piece starts as a fairly small piece of wood, which I carefully cut from several directions. I then heat them with steam and quickly bend and expand them to their final shape before they cool. After they dry, they hold their new shapes, and are stiffened with the continuous pieces of laminated walnut and cherry spacers, sanded and given a durable oil finish. The glass top can be made in a variety of shapes and edge treatments.