Solid Elm Contemporary Coffee Table

Reproduction, Beijing.  Made with centuries-old Northern Elm by Chinese craftsmen adapt in traditional method of construction; solidly built, ornamented by beautiful natural grains.  48″ L, 32″ D, 19.5″ H

There is no traditional “coffee” table in China.  The one shown here is made by Chinese craftsmen adapt in traditional method of construction and styled to compliment Western home décor.  This recessed-leg table is valuable in that it is made of solid elm several hundred years old, in the traditional mortise-and-tenon joint method passed down by generations of Chinese craftsmen.  The long tenons penetrate deeply into the legs, locking the joints to provide stability to the legs, which are already made of solid slabs of wood. Further stability to the floating-panel style top is provided by two traverse braces underneath.  This table is extremely heavy and built to last!

The table is devoid of any carved decorations as its beautiful grain pattern makes it unnecessary.  The wood is left in its natural light color to show off this grain pattern  .  The clean look of the piece makes it easy to fit into a room in a contemporary setting, as has been seen in many interior design magazines.