GARY A. LEAKE WOODWORKING
"On The Lighter Side"
A prime example of nature’s extraordinary ability to manifest a complex form from a single plank of what has to be the blondest piece of Oregon black walnut that the artist has seen. Thus the name that defines this special work of art...
The basis for this piece of wood art began with the discovery of the
magnificent slab of natural-edged
The book-matched table legs, which have been fabricated from a single plank
of American black walnut (Juglans nigra),
have been ebonized to complement the intense colors found in the tabletop.
Though dyed black, the ebonizing technique passed to the artist by his
Grandfather (also a cabinet maker/restorer) allows the natural grain of the
walnut to be revealed. The three under-arched lower horizontal spreaders have
been fashioned from
The table has been hand finished with a durable oil-varnish to highlight the natural color and protect the beautiful character of the timbers while giving the table a warm feeling to the touch. As with all of his wood art pieces the title of the piece, creation date and artist information has been permanently stamped on the underside of the piece.
Dimensions: 43-1/4 inches in width, 12-1/2 inches in depth, 30 inches in height