Traditional, hand made furniture in English hardwoods

The beauty of book-matched grain

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  Book-matching refers to the process of splitting the wood and opening the two halves out so that they lie side-by-side. This mirrors the grain and gives a beautiful effect. I use this method wherever possible - it gives a lovely appearance to a hand made table top.

It is difficult to show book matched table examples on a web site because of the relatively small picture size; but have a look at these examples of the technique, which are small pieces, hand made for use as candelabra. They measure perhaps 18" - 20" wide:

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Example 28 - click to enlarge...

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All items are individual and designed to your requirements.
Please telephone Richard Richardson on 01452 - 814 034
.:.  The Carpenter's Workshop, Prinknash Abbey, Cranham, Gloucester  GL4 8EX  .:.

Richard Richardson, craftsman maker of tables, doors, cupboards, dressers etc.