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One incredible log of ribbon grain mahogany inspired this dining room table and chairs. Designed after a week touring Greene & Greene houses in Pasadena, this table featured curved bracing and a bookmatched top. Looking down from above, you can see the same log grain and figure, which led the design. When you have an opportunity to work with material this wonderful, it is an honor and a responsibility to feature it. Looking through the legs to a chair at the end, we tried to maintain a clean and simple form. The chairs show our G&G influence with the use of the cloudlift form. We had a 52" white oak log custom sawed in the quartersawn technique by Guy Bowers, one of the finest sawyers we know. Our commission was to build a dining / work table that celebrated quartersawn white oak. Our design was totally focused on the rare material. The bookmatched material is especially difficult in quartersawn white oak since the medulary ray figure is so thin. The table was a play of curves, but we tried to keep the design in the background to not overpower the wonderful quartersawn white oak. The top of the conference table shows the symmetry of the two board top with a wenge inlay. A 4' x 8' cherry and walnut conference table with an old trestle inspired leg system. The same cherry and walnut conference table with its matching chairs and after it had a year to patina to its darker cherry color. This curly maple and cherry map table features drawers and bracketed legs.