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.
Bookmatched Radial Tabletop, 16 piece, Carpathian Elm Burl veneers, 22" dia.
Bookmatched Radial Tabletop, 16 piece, Carpathian Elm Burl veneers, 28" dia.
Photos by Bob McNamara, Orbit Studios, Minneapolis