Split top maple coffee table

The top of this table came from a maple tree in Owls Head, Maine.  This slab was stored outside for 16 years and had split end to end.  We thought of many ways to use this wood but every time we put the two pieces side-by-side, we saw 2 perfectly matching edges. We felt that it would be a shame not to incorporate this unique feature into the design.  We created a base that visually grounds the floating top.  The base is put together with wedged through tenons and corner bridle joints that are easily visible due to the floating nature of the top.

Hand-cut maple butterflies stabilize the top.

Finished with hand-rubbed shellac.

45”L x 18”W x 17”H