Devils Embrace

This bold tilt top table represents freedom through the love of imperfection. The walnut slab was discovered in the Berkshire's; raw and unstable. The irregularity of the slab forced the design of the asymmetric base. The three legged form grasps the top with winding Devils Ivy ascending up the sculpted structure. When tilted up, the burl nests between the Ivy's embrace showcasing the brilliance of the grain and the imperfections in nature. The back of the burl is outfitted with walnut butterfly keys to stabilize and strengthen the fractured grain. The enhanced integrity of the burl can be titled down for functional use. Photos by Bill Truslow