Hobson Coffee Table
This coffee table was inspired by my clients home, which lies along the Cowichan River on Vancouver Island. The spalted western maple used in this piece was salvaged on Vancouver Island. The dark black lines in the wood comes from a process called spalting, which is a form of fungus that grows in the tree. The river and legs are both made of black walnut, which came from Kamloops. The sides taper in thickness from top to bottom and are off angled at 48 degress. Walnut dowels were turned on the lathe and used to join the legs to the table. The piece has been finished with polyurethane and beeswax.