Phinney Ridge Bedside Table
The Phinney Ridge Bedside Table has very practical elements to its design. It comes with a lower shelf made from thin slats of wood (birds-eye maple in this case) and a drawer with a handmade birds-eye maple pull. The tables shown in this image, were crafted from maple and a very dark birds-eye maple wood, providing a nice contrast. These tables can be ordered at different heights and with different wood combinations.
Maple covers many different trees in the Acer genus. In general it is a light colored wood, creamy white to yellow in hue with darker soft brown or yellow grain. Bigleaf maple is a large tree native to the Pacific Northwest, and it often has highly figured wood, spalting and burls. Ambrosia Maple, also called sugar maple, is a creamy white maple with grey streaks and often has worm holes. Figured maple is often described as quilted, tiger, flame or curly maple depending on the patterns in the wood.
Birds eye figure can be found in several varieties of wood, but most often in maple. The pattern forms small eyes in the swirling pattern of the grain. The cause of the figure is not known.