This mesquite coffee table is a mate to another project found on this site. I was especially captivated by the unique design of the wood’s ends – eaten up by the various bugs that once lived in the tree. The low and long format makes a striking statement in any setting.
This piece was constructed from a small collection of walnut pieces that my father acquired. The challenge to creating this piece was making something out of the limited amount of wood. There was a slight void in the top, so epoxy was used to fill in the gap and provide a smooth surface. Normally I leave epoxy unsanded, with a light sanding, a matte finished was achieved that matched the wax finish nicely. So, we have a narrow but chunky table that will make a great drink table.
This table would fit in a variety of settings due to the warmth of the wood and edgy geometry of the steel legs. Beautiful mesquite live edge top has been sanded to show the enhanced grain and finished with tung oil. A circular knot hole is present through the piece and adds a nice touch of character. Due to it’s shape, it would fit nicely in a wedged corner just as well as a full side table in any setting.