Introducing another first of its kind, cast bronze infilled live edge dining table in Bastogne Walnut. I began by cutting the live edge Bastogne Walnut slab into an oval shape. With careful planning and experimentation, I developed a method for casting the bronze to match the natural shape of the live edge while continuing the oval shape of the live edge slab.
The result is a seamless blend of materials, bronze and Bastogne Walnut, in such a way that the tree appears to have grown around the cast metal.
The stunning top rests on a steam bent solid Walnut base with ship inspired design and construction. Three sets of solid Walnut members connect the two halves of the base subtly showing off their pinned bridle joint construction.
The cast bronze was hand chiseled into the Bastogne Walnut slab, with a slight offset to allow for wood movement.
The sand casting method was specifically chosen for the bronze due to its ability to create gorgeous natural imperfections.