Megan’s Desk—Curly jarrah, East Indian satinwood, eucalyptus, maple (36˝ deep x 82˝ wide x 30˝ high). Sometimes the piece is all about the wood. The jarrah (a species of eucalyptus) used for the top of this desk was sourced directly from Australia and is so heavily figured that it was almost impossible to work with ordinary tools. The contrasts of the East Indian satinwood with the other eucalyptus burl inlays and the smooth, almost satin-like surface of the frames and panels make the piece visually coherent and a statement about the owners and their love of Australian woods.
Fall 2016—Issue No 24/Back Cover