Coffee table in Lacewood & Ebonised London Plane. As featured in Country Living Modern Rustic Magazine issue 16.
The top of this table is ebonised and then hand carved with a gouge chisel in one session, producing a spontaneous and unique pattern. The process reveals the original grain figure of the timber, which contrasts beautifully with the ebonised colouration.
The frame and legs are constructed with half-joints and strengthened with dowels.
Gouge carved ebonised Lacewood
These hand carved wooden works capture but contain the natural structures in the timber, creating new human textures whilst accentuating the organic motifs and textures of the grain patterns.
Detail of techniques and applications
Three techniques are applied in the process of making this piece, and the furniture similar to it. Firstly, the timber is selected. In this case, London Plane, which is a varied and interesting timber – its grain twists and turns and is full of wid
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