A few years ago, there was a devastating forest fire that ripped through the Black Forest, it burned a lot of homes in the area, and left the landscaped scared. There are dead-standing trees throughout the area. This table was built from one of those dead trees that was slabbed up after the fire for a client that lives in the area. We have made several pieces from this tree. For this piece, I built an entry table and used the live edge pine for the top, and Wenge for the bottom.
It is a traditional Trestle table style, that I sized to fit the entryway for my client’s home. The main joinery holding the table together is a wedge driven through a tusk tenon.
The light-colored pine makes a beautiful contrast to the rich dark reddish brown of the wenge.