This is a table which currently sits in our dining room, one great advantage of being a table-maker…
We recently moved into a mid-century house and we needed a dinner table which would fit the room, could seat 6 very comfortably and could seat 8guests if need-be.
We chose a pair of antique slabs of Chicken-wing wood (Jichi-mu) as this is one of our favorite and rarest hardwoods.
Most of the 200 slabs we have in our collection come in pairs since they were used by villagers in Vietnam as day-beds: none of the slabs are ever wider than 80 cm and were placed directly on the floor, one next the other, or on raised platform. People would sit, eat drink sleep on these ‘tables’. We simply thoroughly washed the wood, slightly sanded it and applied 8 layers of oil to really saturate the very old wood.
We decided on our PT2 base, cast in bronze, with a black patina with some texture to complement this fine wood.