Monkey Wood Slab Dining Table 96" x 48"
SOLD. Shown: 96" x 48" x 3" thick. Monkey wood.
Call our store to discuss any size/custom requests etc 1 505 982 7000
Each piece of wood is hand selected by Sequoia in Thailand. Contacts made over the years in a few villages on dirt roads are constantly on the look out for new finds. Slabs are first air cured in the sun for about 4 to 6 months and then in our kiln in Thailand for about 4 months. Slabs go through another 1 to 2 years of air drying in our Santa Fe warehouse. This last important step allows these tropical woods to acclimate into the extreme weather conditions of the USA.
We allow the wood to do what it wants to do over this period, release all moisture, stress point cracks, etc. Once we feel the slab has settled fully then we start to work it into a finished table.
The idea is to not force but work with the natural character of the wood and to deliver a finished table that is free from any surprises 6 months down the road. Common problems with slabs can be cracking, shifting with weather changes, moisture rising to the surface due to incorrect drying/curing, table warping or starting to look dull, etc.
Over the last nine years working with the slabs Sequoia has learned a lot and always tries to deliver his best.
are filled. secured with bow ties at the bottom and, at times, on top
too. Tables are sanded down to a smooth silk finish. Sealed with tung
oil and three coats of wipe-on polyurethane. They require no
maintenance and use only a damp cloth for wipe downs.