Our most recent commission is complete. This Origami low coffee table has been made using material from a single log of native oak which was felled as part of a woodland management programme at Eynsham Hall Oxfordshire in 2011. The tree was processed in the winter of 2011, sticked and left to air dry for almost five years. This method of drying, although more expensive, is preferred by all good cabinet makers as the resulting stock is stable and well acclimatised.

Stunning example of English oak. The grain is exquisite, the medullary rays are clearly visible, adding drama to the large flat sections. 

Stunning example of English oak. The grain is exquisite, the medullary rays are clearly visible, adding drama to the large flat sections. 

The design, although simple at first glance, is a deceptively complex build with long mitres and compound angles. 

Detailed view of the storage valley

Detailed view of the storage valley

The table is finished with several coats of a clear wax oil. The end result is a coffee table which is a perfect example of less is more.

Richard applying the Made By 68º makers mark to the Oak Origami Coffee Table

Richard applying the Made By 68º makers mark to the Oak Origami Coffee Table

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