Sapelle and Mesquite Table | McNitt Bros. Wood Works

Sapelle and Mesquite Table

The 180 degree swirled based of this piece is made of mesquite while the top is a single slab of sapelle sculpted so that the corners  gently drop, creating an overall look that is both unique and simple. Making this pieces is more complex. Thirty to 40 thin mesquite boards need to be cut from thick stock, with each piece milled flat before they are glued up two at a time. Once assembled, the swirl needs to be sculpted, sanded and finshed. The drop corners on top are created by sculpting out the underside of a one inch or greater thickness piece of stock and carefully sanding down the edges to create a light and thin look to a piece that actually is, in the main, quite thick and thorougly solid.