This unique table highlights the beautiful grain of curly maple (big leaf Maple) used in the tabletop and aprons. Diamond-shaped walnut legs are joined to the maple aprons and lower walnut stretchers using hand-fitted mortise and tenon joinery glued with West System “G Flex” epoxy providing strong and durable joints. Similar to the other Trillium tables in my unique line, this piece measures about 19″ wide and deep by 24″+ tall; the “winewave” wine rack is approximately 5″ above the floor level. The tabletop was cut from a stunning maple slab to highlight the maple grain pattern. Walnut legs project through and are level with the tabletop adding a bit of design complexity and interest for both the viewer and me, the maker. The tabletop is affixed to the aprons using slotted steel clips and screws (these clips were also used to discretely affix the winewave rack to the stretchers and aprons); the slotted clips allow for seasonal wood movement experienced by all pieces made from solid wood.
The “Winewave ” winerack (also sold individually here ) is a personal design of mine that took me a few years to bring to life. Its’ beautiful, flowing and sinuous, laminated “legs” are joined to 10 bottle “rails” and “stretchers” using hand-cut half lap and dowel joinery secured with System 3 epoxy. The bottle rails and stretchers provide a unique resting place for 4 bottles of your favorite vintage. Measuring 7″ wide x 12.5″ deep x 17″ tall, these unique pieces of northwest native wood art are sized to fit just about anywhere there’s a flat surface, in this case on the bottom stretchers of this Trillium table. This rack is made from 100% solid walnut, that I cut and shape or laminate on hand built forms. I fit all joinery during the assembly process which takes place after initial hand rubbed oil finishing. After glue-up and removal from clamps, each rack receives several hand-wiped coats of polyurethane for protection.
The piece is finished with four hand-rubbed coats of Maloof oil/poly mix then topped with 2-6 coats of Minwax quick dry polyurethane for protection. Though the surfaces are quite durable, placing a hot object directly on the tabletop will cause a “ring” because of the oil finish used in the initial coats. The polyurethane will provide protection from the occasional spill of water, wine, soda, etc. allowing for simple cleanup with a damp cloth or sponge.
This particular piece has been exhibited at several shows, so I also polished it with Clapham’s beeswax polish; any commonly available furniture polish will keep it looking like new for years. This piece is the fourth of a 4 piece series making it truly unique. Treating this finely crafted piece with care and respect deserved by fine furniture, I anticipate that more than one generation will enjoy displaying it in their home or office (at least if your office allows wine :).
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