Made from African etimoe, this dining table features an inlaid 32-piece compass rose at the tabletop's center and base. When the leaf is added, the star splits to become two, as shown in the top picture. The stars are surrounded by etimoe burl, providing a rich and unusual background for the intricate inlaid star. When illuminated, the burl reflects a beautiful spectrum of colors throughout its irregular grain pattern, as shown in the center picture.
This table won honorable mention in the 2006 Craftsman's Challenge competition.
(All images are thumbnails)