This Shaker style side table is made with salvaged elm and ripple sycamore, both of which have been stored in my workshop for as long as I can remember.
I found that the contrast between these two species worked really well, showing some spectacular grains while playing with light and perspective.
The frame and top are made in solid elm, which was salvaged from an old felled tree a long while ago and have been kept in the dry wood store, piled up with the rest of my hardwoods, waiting to be transformed in whatever you want them to be.
There are two different sized drawers made with ripple sycamore, which give some really interesting effects as natural light reaches the drawer fronts, of 3d illusion appearance.
The drawers are joined together with hand-cut dovetails, a standard in all my work, and so again, we can play even more with the contrasting species. I used traditional methods of construction with mortise and tenon joints to hold the piece together.
There is a void in the middle of the side table between the two drawers, with enough space to house other items, like books, magazines or whatever would fit!
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Furniture for life.
Handmade, finished by hand and oiled using only natural oils.
All vegan and cruelty-free products, including adhesives.
Every item, every time.
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