Wood Quilted Maple ∙ Black Cherry
Features Live Edge ∙ Ties
July, 2019 - Milton, FL
The main structure of the table is constructed from a single piece of live-edge quilted maple. The bark had to be removed from the live-edge prior to any surface milling. This was done with a chisel and cleaned up with sandpaper.
Two traditional black cherry bow-ties were inlaid to provide a mechanical clamp against the large crack that protruded from one end.
The main structure of the table was fabricated by cutting apposing 45-degree miters in the maple. Floating tenons were used to aid in alignment and provide additional strength to the joint. The result was a c-shaped structure where the grain and figuring of the wood wraps around the corners.
A cherry colored gel stain was used to tint the maple. This tone was enough to darken the wood without distracting from the grain of the quilted and birds-eye figuring. Five coats of polyurethane were applied over the gel stain. Polyurethane provides a durable finish that will protect the wood from moisture and everyday contact.