Item Description

This Alder plank was thrown into a firewood pile at a local wood mill because it checked (cracked) I saw its potential and decided to allow it to spalt (partially rot) for a year. Spalting is the process of controlled rotting that is shown on the plank as the fine black lines. To hold the plank from splitting further I incorporated these very unique walnut keys and and repeated the design curve throughout the piece. The angular Granite stone counters the smooth curves of the table and anchors the base. This piece is for sale at the Art Junction Gallery in Whistler, British Columbia.

Materials

Spaltled Alder, Walnut and Granite

Dimensions

70” x 16” x 36”

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Price

$4900

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Testimonials

"My name is Daniel Parke, and I am principal of Salal Architecture, a small design oriented architecture firm based on Bowen Island, near Vancouver. I have known Burns for over 3 years. I initially worked with him in the design and construction of his own house, and he has also built custom millwork and furniture in my own home. I always enjoy working with Burns. He is a true craftsman. I meet many different trades on job sites, and Burns is one of a rare breed of highly talented craftsmen who are increasingly difficult to find. He is technically very good with wood, he understands design and aesthetics, is very detailed oriented, is very current with issues around sustainability, is very professional and is a great communicator. I have no hesitation in recommending Burns Jennings. Sincerely,"

Daniel Parke, MAIBC

"Burns took our very rough, initial idea for what we wanted for side tables and presented us with beautiful pieces of furniture that were not only functional, but pieces of art. Every step of the way Burns was patient and personable with us and provided insight that was invaluable in creating something we truly love. He has a gift for furniture design and is truly passionate about the craftsmanship he creates. "

David and Elena Verlee

"“Having seen Burns’ work displayed elsewhere on Bowen Island, we initially contacted him to make a new live edge shelf for the display of a native art etching. We also enquired about possible wall display options for our kitchen, for which he ultimately created a unique burl maple wall plaque. Both works have proven to be stunning in their execution. Burns demonstrated a professional approach to the projects while possessing a strong creative vision. He was very supportive of incorporating our input and we are pleased to provide our recommendation.” Regards, "

Fred and Linda Wagner

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