Saturday, November 25, 2017

Wilde North SHOP - Tigerwood Pond Table

We recently had the opportunity to re-purpose a section of a Tigerwood stump into a custom end table for our client. Leading from the success we had with that we've decided to make them available in our Online shop. The Pond table has been designed & created by Dhiraj with an aim of optimizing on the natural features of the tree stump. Our clients were presented with this unique piece of wood by one of their friends and were using it as an object d'art. We were asked to come up with something more practical with the piece whilst retaining it's natural beauty.
tree stump table
The stump had naturally rotted out cores that were cleaned out previously by the lumber yard. The stump however was chainsaw cut and was not level on any of it's sides. The first call to action was to identify the main side. We actually chose the side with the most rot and decided to make a series of ponds, almost in homage to the 30,000+ lakes in Canada. 

live edge table
Once the top was identified, we made a special jig to flatten the surface with the aid of a router. This was a time consuming process, but one that was very important for the next step. Once the top was flattened, we traced out the openings and enlarged the pattern prior to getting custom glass cut to size. We then carved out a rabbet into which the glass would sit making it flush with the wood and lending the appearance of a larger and smaller pond. 
tree bark table

Pond table

glass template

Adjustable legs from Lee Valley allowed us to accommodate the varying heights of the base and a few coats of Wipe on Polyurethane will protect the table from abuse.

table legs

stump core

lacquering table
This was a unique piece and cannot be replicated. We will be on the hunt for other unique stumps to convert into side and coffee tables. Watch this space as we show you behind the scenes on custom furniture we will be creating. We are excited for this natural expansion of our biz and can't wait to see what it leads to.
custom live edge table

custom made table

coffee table

pond table by dhiraj dsouza

Thanks for the support and encouragement you always show us on every project we reveal. Today is Small Biz Saturday and we are extremely grateful to you for supporting our little biz. We love what we do and want to continue doing it.

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Big hugs
Dhiraj & Lynda

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