The "Santanoni" Coffee Table dispels any idea that the term "rustic elegance" is an oxymoron. This is a new design I just created using vertically mounted pieces of yellow birch (stockade style) and spruce twigs as chinking between the logs for the apron. Hence its name, "stick and stockade." The top of this table is extreme flamed tiger maple, giving the top an iridescent appearance much like a tortoise shell. The top is finished with 8 coats of lacquer and has been sanded and polished through eleven grits of fine emery cloth, giving the top the appearance of viewing it through glass. The pedestal is yellow birch root/stump cut perfectly level, every root contacting the floor precisely even and level. The yellow birch pedestal is adorned with a moose antler drop*. The table top measures 42" long x 22" wide (widest point) and stands 18 1/2" from the floor to the top of the table. It is not very often that a piece comes together in such an aesthetically pleasing and artistic way; it exceeded my expectations!
*No moose were harmed obtaining this antler. It is a drop (they shed their antlers annually) and was found on the ground.