The idea behind this table was to explore the old world technique of parquetry by extending it beyond its typically decorative application. I am drawn into the ironies of this piece, from the organic fir tree to dimensional framing lumber, which then gets cut into even more precise squares and triangles produced by parquetry. The project then becomes organic again by shaping the slab, creating a kind of simulacrum of a tree – a parquet-tree.
Douglass Fir, Ash
62" L, 31-17" W, 15 1/2" H