The Wounded Maple Table was a commission for a dining table that had both natural and industrial elements to it. The goal was to have a final piece that looked like it had been whole at one time, then wounded and stitched back together to create a new kind of beauty. The Rustic Maple slab with the gnarly hole in it worked well as a jumping off point. There is so much beautiful figure and movement in the piece that I could not resist it. The "new Maple" section that was added on to create the width of the table is considerably cleaner than the slab, so I left a gap between the two pieces. I did not want the table to read like I had to add something to the slab to make it whole. I wanted the table to read like it was two pieces that were used to make a table. Butterflies were used to stabilize any cracks and to bridge the large hole in the slab.
The structure of the table was interesting also as I used "floating runners" to connect the two top pieces. These runners became part of the structure of the table, so there is no traditional apron. This gives quite a different feel to the under side of the table.
Wounded Maple Table
72" x 38"-40" x 30" (Length x Width x Height)
Maple (Yes even the structure!)