I took a commission the other month. It was for a side table 1400Lx900Hx300W. The brief was to use Oz timbers; originally Bluegum and Silky oak. Bluegum was unobtainable from my timber merchant so I convinced the customer that Jarrah was a nice substitute. The design was a basic hall table with a lower shelf and two drawers. Both the upper and lower platter were to incorporate a triple pinstripe 2mm thick in the front third of each platter to juxtapose the red of the Jarrah with the shimmering white of the Silky Oak.
The Silky oak was a basic off white strip and the Jarrah came off 3 separate tree’s 1 for the legs which has a beautiful cross hatch grain pattern, the top platter has that classic jarrah black fleck and the lower platter and sides had some lovely shimmering grain all wood workers wank over. Have a look at the pics. It’s a lovey table and I got $2800 for it. Living in Sydney has some advantages!
So why am I telling you this? Well, when we are talking about the design the customer told me he’d “do a drawing of how he imagined the table would look like”. I thought “beauty this will give me an idea of what he wants it to look like the approx. dimensions and all the other stuff like how he wants the edges cut etc…” No such luck – have a look at this drawing…… its called “Cust Pinstripe” 😝) . the rest of the pics are the various stages of construction and one “almost finished” one.
Great table, happy with it, the handles aren’t my taste but there you go.
bonus pic: me at me market stall selling cutting boards and spoons etc. get fucked the lot of ya.