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