Curly Maple & Onyx Coffee Tabletop
This table to measures 3' by 5' and the onyx tiles inlaid are 12" by 12". It is built on a substrate of MDF and the wood utilized is heavily figured curly maple both from our distributor in Miami and from Eagle Hardwoods in Southern Vermont.
The top pieces are joined togeter with decorative dovetails and the mitered frame has dovetail splines made of bloodwood. A router jig, table saw, band saw and hand tools were all used to cut the dovetails, which proved to be a challenge when dealing with the distances involved between joints and the precision needed to accurately house the tiles.
Transtint dye was used to provide contrast between the alternating grain pattern and the finish is CA glue topped with multiple coats of paste wax, both of which provide additional depth to the figure.