Resin Table

This coffee table contrasts old and new. I've married the natural beauty of gnarled old Elm to modern materials and style. The process I used was to cast resin and coloured acrylics to span the natural gap between old waney ...

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This coffee table contrasts old and new. I've married the natural beauty of gnarled old Elm to modern materials and style. The process I used was to cast resin and coloured acrylics to span the natural gap between old waney edged Elm boards. The whole thing is contrastingly encased in a fairly uniform retro style table.

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Table is constructed from waney edged Elm, mdf, acrylic, resin and lacquer.

This table was designed to display the natural beauty of knarled old bits of Elm, without being overly "rustic". It combines both old and new techniques and materials. It's shape, form and finish is contempory, yet its main feature is ancient, natural and organic. I like these contrasts. I always like contrasting materials and or form. Curves and shapely form, married together with straight regular geometric structure, always floats my boat. It's a theme used the world over. People love making or out of chaos, or at least off setting varying features. Framing a picture, building a wall around a garden, retaining old beams of a tumble down house in a modern refurb putting a suit on, it's all off setting, contrasting or flattering and high lighting. Anyway I enjoyed to opportunity to do something with these beautiful old boards.

I'm really enjoying using lacquers at the moment. They enable me to glue differing materials, or sections of wood together, shape it, yet hide any joins with relative ease.