Zig Zag Table
This table is the second Zigzag design to make its way into three dimensional form. An exuberant Wenge line defines the border between the edge and center panels of the top. What are these lines, so suggestive of runes, or symbols in an unknown language? Hard to say, but they are well counterbalanced by the intriguing lines in the solid Sapele base.
Eucalyptus covers many different trees (over 500) originally from Australia, and are now grown in temperate climates all over the world. The wood is widely used in furniture and construction with the color varing widely from species to species. Jarrah is a unique wood from Australia with a range in color from pink-reds to a rich red color with occasional black veins.
Figure or curl is a natural occurrence and can be found in a variety of woods. The surface of the wood shows a linear, wavy pattern that is particularly striking when finished. In some forms it is a hereditary wave pattern in the wood fibers, in others it is an effect of wood fibers being compressed by a change in the direction of growth, such as at a fork forming a new trunk or limb. Figured wood has long been used in musical instrument bodies.
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.