• Roger Waterhouse

A board fit for a king

I'm still into tableware, and exploiting the beautiful wood I got from Suffolk.Today I made this presentation board to go in the centre of a dining table. The piece of oak I used was magnificent and wonderfully warped. I wanted to keep the warping both of the surface and the sides. So, no planing or thicknessing, Just laborious sanding, down through the grits. And I wanted to stand it on legs, to raise it above the table surface. But of course, jointing the legs into the warped board surface was an interesting challenge. Though I say it myself, I think it is a board fit for a (mediaeval) king. He wouldn't mind that it rocks a bit on a perfectly flat surface. But then, he probably wouldn't have one anyway!

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