This unique and very stunning side table is made to adorn an entryway or grace any room in the house or office with a little bit of wall space. The Claro Walnut Side Table is about 38″ long x 12″ wide x 28″ tall with a hand-shaped, walnut lower trestle which is secured to its end stretchers with decorative (yet strong) wedged thru-tenons. The one-of-a-kind bookmatched tabletop and highly figured aprons add elegance and interest to this stunning piece.
Aprons and stretchers are secured to the walnut legs with double 3/8″ x 5/8″ tenons epoxied into their respective mortises for strength and longevity. I hand shape each leg using a very fine finish spokeshave after roughing out on my bandsaw; the general shape was taught to me in a fine furniture school co-sponsored by the late Jim Krenov, a famous furniture maker and author. The tabletop is secured to the aprons using slotted steel clips which allow for the natural seasonal movement of the solid wood piece. Hand-shaped trestle is fastened to lower stretchers with wedged thru-tenons providing not only a secure join, but a lovely visual accent. All joinery is traditional 3/8″mortise and tenon; west system epoxy secures these strong joints for durability and longevity.
All component parts are finished with multiple coats of “Maloof” oil/polyurethane finish, a mixture that penetrates into the wood aiding in its preservation and enhancing the grain “depth” and appearance displayed best in this piece by the tabletop and aprons. After the handrubbed oil/poly coats have properly cured, I topcoat the entire piece with several coats of “Minwax” quick dry polyurethane for protection and ease of care. Though the surfaces are protected from everyday spills (which can just be sponged off), any hot object placed directly on the surface could result in a “ring” or mark that can only be corrected by refinishing the piece. This is a hazard for any piece of fine furniture which has an oil based finish, so coasters or placemats are a must under hot objects placed on this table surface. The shine of the piece can be maintained by just about any commonly available furniture polish.
Price shown allows for shipping or personal delivery within a 400 mile radius of my studio.