Dining Table 108″ long by 36″-46″ wide
Carpathian Elm Burl, Cherry, Macassar Ebony, Mother of Pearl, Gaboon Ebony
This is the second version I have created of my Carpathian Elm and Cherry Dining Set, this one is quite a bit larger than the previous version though ending up 9 feet long and nearly 4 feet wide at the widest point (the sides of the top curve in toward the ends).
The initial inspiration for this commission came when the client saw an image of the original table and chairs on a site that shows some of my work, Fine Wood Artists. The overall scope is similar to the original but we’ve taken the design and detailing a bit further by adding Mother of Pearl and Ebony inlays on both the tabletop and the chair backsplats. There is also some Ebony inlay on the base and we curved the trestle feet and the verticals to accent the curved lines of the table.
The chair design came from a chair maker who I commissioned to make 10 dining chairs into which I then incorporated my veneered and inlayed backsplats which were made to match the detailing on the tabletop. When his basic chairs arrived I completed the detailing and sculpting and brought them to the finish level shown in the images. The end result is a very nice set of chairs.