This is a big table with a bit of a tale.
More pictures and tale after the jump.
I have a good friend who spends equal time between France and Northern California. The international lifestyle that she lives has been afforded by running a rather successful furniture store and, prior to that, as an architect. When in France she loves to visit both local furniture and design shops as well as the "big box" stores (yes, they have them too).
It truly anchors a room.
|Before linseed oil and wax.|
The wood is Redwood (old growth) from the foundation of a house and the base is 2x2 steel tubing welded, blued and waxed.
The table top was sealed with linseed (not boiled) and mineral oil for a natural finish that brought out the amazing tight grain of the wood. The wood is soft and time will give the table a few dings and scuffs, that will only add to the patina and storyline of the piece (and be easily blended in with the application of oils).