A study in elm

Made in U.K grown elm, the desk top is formed from a single 3m slab split down middle leaving the natural edge in all of its glory.

Handles were steam bent in quarter cut stock, looping behind the door for invisible fixing. 

In the life time of the material used for the door frames, it had been used as target practice. As the stock was taken down to an even thickness, around 14 pieces of lead shot were exposed and recovered, now I do not condone shooting at trees, it has to said that the figuring it creates is amazing. 

The large slab used for the desk top had a large bark pocket where a clear casting resin has been employed to fill the void, and also create a feature to highlight natural beauty of the way this tree has grown. 



Cabinets in Elm