These pictures don’t really do it justice but this was a pretty nice piece of sycamore scavenged from another furniture maker’s burn pile, turned into a table, and then repurposed again to upgrade a desk. Badly warped when I got it, flattened there was only about a 1/2″ thick slice of wood there, but a single 18″x50″ slab of quartersawn; I don’t even want to think about how old the original tree must have been. As a first try at the collapsing-leg quick-release system shown below, it was kinda eh as a table and has been supplanted by more developed examples, but the top was still a pretty nice piece of wood so I’m glad it found a second life here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *