Wednesdays Image of the Week is of a commissioned desk that I made. For the design I wanted something simple and strong that showed off the contrasts and similarities of the materials - bamboo plywood and walnut. The top is constructed from 3/4" thick bamboo plywood and forms a box that houses 2 walnut drawers. The legs and supports are also made from solid walnut and the whole piece is finished with several coats of a hand rubbed oil/varnish to bring out the natural color and beauty of the woods.
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Here's a little flashback for this Fridays image of the week. This dining set was commissioned and started in 1997 and finally completed in 2004 with the completion of the two end chairs. The set ( not all shown in this picture ) consists of the dining table, 6 side chairs, 2 end chairs, a small serving table and the china/silverware cabinet. It is made of solid Cuban Mahogany ( Swietenia mahagoni ) and Quilted Mahogany. The Cuban Mahogany is very rare but this Quilted Mahogany, commonly known as "The Tree" is so rare that all known stock is believed to be from one single tree felled in 1965 in the Chiquibul jungle of Belize. The dwindling stock that remains worldwide of this wood is in high demand and can fetch over $1000 dollars a board foot!
BTW, This commission was my first real furniture making project and I started it without even having a shop or proper tools... what was I thinking? - talk about being thrown into the fire.
It's pretty self explanatory - I make stuff and want to show you.
Image's of the Week on ScaneLife will feature Art, Photography, Furniture, Videos and more so check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to see the new image.
This first one is from last summers trip to France. It was taken in Ménerbes in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region ( South of France ). Dora Maar, one of Picasso's lovers and later wife to artist Nicolas de Staël lived in Ménerbes.