Spalted Sycamore Coffee Table
When I found this stump in the rough I could not have imagined what a treasure would be revealed! The view you see is the stump upside down with the glass mounted on the root portion. Nearly the entire stump was beneath soil. It has been thoroughly dried and heat treated in my kiln.
The heavy spalting throughout the piece makes this a stand alone. Swirling black lines, tinges of red hues bound to a weathered and aged sycamore are mesmerizing. If you desire a rare and not to be duplicated furnishing then you will not be disappointed in this one.
Spalting occurs when various colonizing fungi extend their growth throughout the specimen. The black lines illuminated in this piece are referred to as zone line spalting. Red hues in portions of this stump are not spalting but a response of the tree itself to injuries in the past. This one of a kind piece is believed to have been lightning struck as well.
The finishing was a fine detail sanding and a 4 x polyurethane with the final coat being smooth and clear.
- Base: 21-1/2” (H) Approx. 21” (W) at floor
- Weight: 125 lbs
- Glass top: 48”x 32”x 3/8” (L x W x H) with a 1” bevel – heat tempered for safety
- Weight: 50 lbs