C R Washburn Fine Woodworking

Focusing on your unique desires


In Remebrance of Elephants Front View In Remebrance of Elephants Front Detail
In Remebrance of Elephants Top Detail In Remebrance of Elephants Top View

In Remembrance of Elephants

53" x 20" x 30"

hard maple, curly sugar maple, walnut cluster burl veneer, MDF

I didn't have elephants in mind when I started designing this table, it just sort of evolved that way. When I started the design process, my goal was to take a Federal period design - the demi-lune table - and move it into the 21st century. That is, "What would a demi-lune table look like using the prominent design elements of today?" I floated the top, and used a more organic shape for the legs. I decided to go with the high contrast design element of recent years, so I choose to use walnut burl for the table top and maple for the edges. I selected maple for the apron to match the table top and, to pick up the popular figured wood design element, I chose curly maple for the legs.


Photography by Chris Pinchbeck.