Tricia’s Table

Photography by Ingeborg Suzanne

A good friend of mine got married a few years ago and I wanted to give her something hand-made for a wedding present. I had been saving a beautiful plank of Claro Walnut for something special and this seemed like a good time to use it. The table features a solid Claro Walnut table-top which “floats” about a half-inch above the base. The base of the table was constructed from Black Walnut and features legs that taper from 5/4″ thick at the top to 3/4″ thick at the floor. These tapered legs give the table a very delicate and elegant look, but in reality, the table is quite strong and stable.

The design and construction of this table were featured in an article I wrote called Build a Gorgeous Hall Table, which was published in the February/March 2016 issue of Canadian Woodworking Magazine.


Black Walnut and Claro Walnut.


62″ wide x 14″ deep x 34″ high.


Osmo Polyx®-Oil.


The original Walnut version of this table resides in Tricia’s home on the Sunshine Coast, and the second copy of the table, in English Brown Oak, resides in our home on Vancouver Island.

I liked this table so much that I decided to make a second copy of it, this time in English Brown Oak. It turned out just as beautiful, and we kept that copy of the table and now have it in our home on Vancouver Island. Here are some photos of it: