600 pixel Radial Front
Bookmatched Radial Tabletop, Carpathian Elm Burl veneers, Mahogany edge, 29" dia.

This panel features Carpathian Elm Burl. Radially bookmatched burl panels are rarely seen because of the difficulty involved. This panel uses twenty pieces of burl, and in the center twenty points touch each other. It has perhaps 16 coats of polyurethane varnish (I didn't count...) rubbed out to a full gloss finish. This particular example shows a much prized and rare green color within the burl. It received my gold signature.


600 Pixel Tabletop1
Bookmatched Radial Tabletop, 16 piece, Carpathian Elm Burl veneers, 22" dia.

600 Pixel Tabletop2
Bookmatched Radial Tabletop, 16 piece, Carpathian Elm Burl veneers, 28" dia.

Photos by Bob McNamara, Orbit Studios, Minneapolis