Slab tables were for a long time main focus of our company. We have imported huge boards from Europe and other places around the world to create highly desired tables here in Hong Kong. There is something very special in slab tables, each tree is different, each board cut from a table is a bit different, you get all the color tones, grain variations, knots, veins, burl. A slab table can be like a map or a graphic. They are not cheap but by getting one you can be sure nobody will have a table like you. Solid wood tables have also this advantage that if done properly will last for decades. A scratch on surface made by your kid is just a mark from your family history, it won’t look like a damage, it will just give it more character, but if you decide after few years that the top doesn’t look fresh it can be sanded and refinished to look just like new. Over the years we played with many details, we did brass inlays, we filled the cracks with resin, we did epoxy river tables and glass inlay river tables. We have worked with many types of wood, each with different properties. Below you can see some of our previous projects, please be inspired but also keep in mind that each slab is different and we will try to help you to make YOUR own table but it will be different than our previous works as each slab is one of a kind.
Small desk in Pacific Maple
Small desk for a newly decorated apartment. Client had quite a precise vision of what they need. Small desk on harpin legs, cable opening with a brass X detail and a built in open shelf that can be covered. We have found this piece of Pacific maple, all the elements were cut from a single piece of wood to keep the continous grain on the surface.
Poplar burl table with glass river
We have imported few Poplar burl slabs directly from a small mill in Poland. It has been waiting over a year to find the new owner. Burl is special wood condition where it grows in quite unpredictible manner which results in very unique wood patterns. Its higly valued by woodworkers and as much as each slab is different, there are really rare and special. We have split the piece in two, flipped inside out and convinced the client to make it a glass inlay rather than epoxy as it’s more durable and will last for longer. Placed on two simple steel legs it’s a real statement.
American Black Walnut slab
The piece of wood for this directors desk in investment company based in Central was picked by the client himself. The Walnut slab was over 3m long, we picked the better side and used the left over to make a smaller table top. We convinced the client to go with really thick black metal legs which seemed to work really well. The top had few spectacular cracks which were filled with transparent epoxy resin.
Walnut dining table with matching bench
Walnut set for an apartment in Sheung Shui. Walnut single slab top in satin wax oil finish on steel legs. the bench was built to match, we have cut one natural edge of the board and used it as a detail in the base of the bench.
Poplar burl table
We were commissioned by a local designer to build a 3m long poplar burl veneered table for her private residence in Mid Levels. Client didn’t want small repeatable pieces patched together which is a common practice and it took us some time to find the right material. Poplar veneer with all its details, knots and cracks is definitely a difficult material to work with but if processed right gives absolutely unique patterns.