Wood as Functional Art
Wood as Functional Art

Natural Edge Tables: Your Source for elegant, tasteful tables with a natural edge.

Mesquite is well known in the southwest for its beauty, strength & tenacity. Velvet mesquite is a large shrub or medium size tree with 2" spines on the branches. Often growing  in dense thickets, it is larger than most other species reaching a height of 30' or more, the trunk may be up to 24" or more  in diameter. Unlike other trees that generally grow straight, mesquite trees twist, turn & are gnarly, producing wood containing cracks, voids & waney bark edges with streaks of sapwood & fantastic tight grain. Mesquite is normally irregular & imperfect which sets the standard for each piece being one of a kind.  Velvet mesquite's slow growing nature & ability to survive harsh desert conditions contributes to the beautiful grain patterns found in older, larger trees. It is highly figured, unique & exotic. Mesquite, teak & mahogany are equally ranked as the most stable hardwoods in the world. Mesquite is approx 70% harder than oak.

Our natural edge furniture

We really don't know or appreciate what the piece is going to show us until its all finished & setting in our room - It's been our experience that it will warm up the space. It's as though you're sitting with an old friend. As you study the grain you can see that it's been through many turbulent times, which though  stressful has added a wonderful character or quality to the finished product.

Bookmatching is the practise of mating two pieces of wood together where it creates a mirror image like an open book. Bookmatching is the practise of mating two pieces of wood together where it creates a mirror image like an open book.
Mesquite natural edge table with 'industrial design' steel legs Mesquite natural edge table with 'industrial design' steel legs
Natural edge cherry table w/2 - 6" walnut bowties, turquoise inlay & industrial design steel legs ( 28" -36" W x 75" L x 30" H ) Natural edge cherry table w/2 - 6" walnut bowties, turquoise inlay & industrial design steel legs ( 28" -36" W x 75" L x 30" H )
Natural edge legs are mortised into the top Natural edge legs are mortised into the top
Mesquite coffee table with ' stream of stones ' 75" x 24" x 19" Mesquite coffee table with ' stream of stones ' 75" x 24" x 19"
image Beautiful edge detail on a Walnut top
image 38" x 22" Walnut natural edge vanity top waiting for it's vessel
image Natural edge cherry table w/2 - 6" walnut bowties, turquoise inlay & industrial design steel legs ( 28" -36" W x 75" L x 30" H )
image Legs mortised into the mesquite natural edge top
image Mesquite natural edge end table 40" x 20" x 25"
Mesquite table on cast iron legs - 4' x 3' with 3" thick top Mesquite table on cast iron legs - 4' x 3' with 3" thick top
Same table with different style legs Same table with different style legs
2" thick mesquite coffee table with natural edge top & legs. 2" thick mesquite coffee table with natural edge top & legs.
mesquite has a beautiful grain pattern with great character ( just like our kids it's hard to tell which one you love the most ) mesquite has a beautiful grain pattern with great character ( just like our kids it's hard to tell which one you love the most )

Natural edge reception area countertop 24" to 36"  w x 167" L x 2" thick

This maple table looks great outside but wants to live inside where it can be pampered This maple table looks great outside but wants to live inside where it can be pampered
will easily seat 10 hungry people & ask for more will easily seat 10 hungry people & ask for more
Wonderful definition in the maple grain pattern & smooth as silk - this is the true color Wonderful definition in the maple grain pattern & smooth as silk - this is the true color

Pine table with pickled finish:  28-34" W by 99" L by 30" H

About Us

I've been in the building business for over 50 years starting with the Army Corp of Engineers in the early 60's, building custom homes thru the 70's ( mortage rates went up to 22% @ that time) switching in 1986, to remodeling & a more historical style construction as Timberframe, Inc., until April of 2011, when I suddenly decided that I wanted to slow down ( @ 70 it's probably not a bad idea ). My wife, Darlene & I, just celebrated our 45th anniv on August 30th, 2011.  We love Arizona with all the sunshine & warmth of  the southwestern lifestyle - it always seems like it's more relaxing & not so stressful. Our family is here & we really don't want to leave them, so we thought we would just create some of that stress free feeling here,  with our natural edge furniture ( it's working & I'm loving it ). We hope that you'll enjoy it as much as we do - maybe it will work some of it's magic & help you to relax more too.

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