One strong plank of wood from a 350-year-old Oak tree was employed to generate this quite impressive 320x110cm table. Developed and produced by Christa Braun and Christoph Braun from Berngau, Germany, Table 0007 is an amazing instance of what can be carried out with a little vision and the correct tools. The weight of this plank demands substantial support, yet the base does not overpower the best, in reality it is perfectly proportioned with the thickness of the slab. What an great table for either a dining space or a conference.
Any slab of wood this huge is prone to checking and I am excited that the organic splitting of the wood was not filled and glued but rather left as a testament to the organic nature of the wood.
The graining of Oak is distinctly heavy and random and the detail of the graining within this plank is no exception. With every row defining a year of growth, and every single knot highlighting the location of a branch, the plank tells the history of the oak making this table a correct storyteller.
So straightforward and yet so spectacular. Solid Wood Table by Braun & Braun via Holz Elf