Enrica Hall Table

MATERIALS & FINISH

Black Limba (Solid + Shop-Sawn Veneer), Chestnut, Port Orford Cedar, Sterling Silver + Copper Mokume Gane Hardware

YEAR

2019

The commission was for a long hallway table, in black limba, “with maybe a little drawer somewhere.” I wasn’t sure how it would go to build a piece based on-but not reproducing- a piece I made years ago. For the most part every project has felt like an entirely new project, but this ended up being a (as it turns out, rare) opportunity to get to go back and try to correct some of the things that had always itched at me from the first piece. The most challenging part of this project was fitting all of the drawer-box infrastructure into a relatively shallow (40mm or so) apron, but I am really happy with how things turned out in the end. (I don’t very often get to make drawers in my regular work: they just don’t come up that often, so they are a joy to make when they do happen to come up.) Additionally, the drop-pull was forged by hand in the shop, using a Japanese technique called monument gane, where thin layers of different metals are layered and folded together, then etched to reveal a wood grain-like pattern. (I should also mention that the idea for the pull was shamelessly "inspired" by John Cameron's vastly superior work.) Anyway, thanks everyone for following along, and thanks especially to my wonderful (and wonderfully patient) clients, without whom I wouldn’t be able to make this work. Onwards and upwards. ✨

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