Rimu Round Table

Rimu Round Table

This table, commissioned by a private client, was made entirely in my workshop on the Kaipara Harbour.


I’m really interested in using forms and shapes that appear within the original designs of the salvaged materials; but I try to reassemble them to create something beautiful and new. In this case, the material was salvaged Rimu floor boards and posts from an old house near Mangawhai.

Each piece was gently deconstructed, then carefully hand-turned, with good old-fashioned mortise and tenon joinery dowelled to hold it in place.

I love the fact that this table was made, quite literally, from discarded materials – brought together again in a respectful and elegant way to serve and delight a whole new generation.

While all my work is unique due to the design and origin of the materials – similar commissions are available at different sizes.

Design features:

  • Cut out patterns in the top are sourced from the form of the turned legs
  • Unexpected (but authentic) shapes, and shadows reveal special details
  • Steam-bent edging strips • Plays on ideas of ‘interior’ and ‘exterior’ surfaces
  • Inside painted with Uhi (black) • Finished in an extremely hard warring, natural wax oil.

Price on application. 

Please allow 6 - 8 weeks for delivery.