This Madrone and Pear solid wood table (approx. 24” tall, 18” wide x 18” deep) employs mortise and tenon joinery to connect hand shaped legs to horizontal “rails” forming a frame. The grooved frame components accept solid wood apron panels which encase the 4” deep drawer. Legs and frame members are made from Pacific Madrone lumber salvaged in Eugene OR. Aprons, top, fitted shelf, and the drawer front are made from pear that was salvaged from a homestead on the South Fork Trinity River near Hyampom in northern California. Some natural “defect” (discoloration, knots, and grain variations) in the lumber provides unique character to the overall appearance of the piece.
The hand-dovetailed drawer box has a pear drawer front, alder sides, and fresh scented Port Orford cedar back; the drawer box is fitted with a hardwood ply bottom and Oregon white oak waxed runners. This “NK” drawer style was developed in Sweden at the turn of the 20th century and provides a nicely-fitting solid wood drawer that is sturdy, smooth-running, functional, and long-lasting. No funky metal drawer slides or hardware here! The drawer is accented by a functional, hand shaped Madrone drawer pull.
Madrone components are finished with a mixture of tung oil and polyurethane for beauty and longevity. All other components are finished with blonde shellac and hand-wiped polyurethane for protection; interior of the drawer back is left unfinished to ensure the Port Orford cedar scent is maintained.
Shelf and top are attached to the framework from the underside using steel clips and screws placed to allow for the natural seasonal movement of these solid wood pieces.
These pieces are truly unique and one of a kind…each one is different from its siblings. Use this as a special nightstand or end table..it will become a treasured family heirloom. Treated with respect and care deserved by fine furniture, this piece should service multiple generations. ORDER YOURS TODAY!
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