A Table Like None Other


This set of photos was taken on September 8, 2015 at 11:47 AM

The location was in a very nice moderately priced hotel in Crystal City, Virginia.

The "Take It!" was an easy decision, as I had some of the history on its origin.

This table was selected to be included in the remodeling of the hotel by a former manager that I had the pleasure of meeting. He said he was instantly attracted to the piece when he first saw it as it was such a unique presentation. The artist had obtained the three central cross cut pieces of wood that were intertwined and encapsulated them in long cut pieces of wood to bring about this match up that cannot be exactly duplicated. The craftsmanship in cutting out the long cut pieces to accept the cross cuts took a steady eye and hand. I am certain the gluing and finishing took an immense amount of time as well. This great work is in the lobby of the hotel and is used by guests as a gathering and work space. I cannot help but wonder how many take the time to look at what a treasure they are having a chance to see and put to use.

To each that I showed these photos to, all were quite impressed (as was I) in the talent it took to put this fine table together.

Here is hoping each of you occasions upon a table that delights you with either its complexity or simplicity. To sit with such a table and run your fingers over its separations, or changes, is one of those hand, eye, brain, things that seems to register well in that library of images in our mind*.

Wishing each of you my best,


*Return visits, though seemingly rare, are welcomed.

PS: The manager with whom I had this conversation happened to have wood carving as a hobby. I gave him an odd cut that I had been keeping, from a black walnut tree.  He was delighted and while I was in his presence started to verbalize some his envisioning's of what he could carve out of the wood. Fun stuff.   

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Teri (Sunday, 18 October 2015 11:49)

    That table is beautiful. WOW!

  • #2

    Jim (Sunday, 18 October 2015 11:51)

    If I were involved in a meeting being held on that table, I think I'd have a hard time paying attention because I'd be so absorbed in this table.

  • #3

    Sally (Sunday, 18 October 2015 11:52)

    What a gorgeous piece of artwork. What a great find!!!

  • #4

    Sf1967 (Sunday, 18 October 2015 11:53)

    I'd really like to see how this was made.

  • #5

    Treehugger (Sunday, 18 October 2015 11:55)

    You know, I'm usually one to marvel at trees in their natural state, however this is marvelous. Just beautiful looking!

  • #6

    Gabe (Sunday, 18 October 2015 11:55)

    Whoa, I want this table. That is epic.