I do love Colin Bird's work. He makes beautiful furniture. For instance... The "Double Bow High Back Elbow Chair" you see in several photos on my blog. I would have called it a Windsor Chair.
I have wanted one of his kitchen tables for a long time but I didn't want this particular piece made out of pear. Which is what he is using for them at the moment.
Recently he wrote to me and sent the picture above. It is a piece yew he has, it is just five inches long. He asked me if I liked it for my kitchen table. It didn't translate in my minds eye into a table nor could I truthfully say I could understand what it would look like when the wood had a finish on it. I do love all the tiny little knots in it. I just told him I trusted his judgement and to go ahead and make it out of this piece of yew. He is about to start working on it. It shouldn't be too long before I can show you the finished table. I am so curious. LOL
Oh, how exciting Catherine!! The timber has a beautiful colour and the grain looks wonderful....it should be perfect! Can't wait to see your new table....I am sure it shall be a "master piece".ReplyDelete
Yes Catherine,you made the right choice ! The wood looks great and I'm sure the kitchen table will look wonderful! Now I'm curious too :-)!Hugs,JeannetteReplyDelete
I am so curious too! The pieces of wood are great! Can't wait to see what he's done to them!:)ReplyDelete
Colin Bird's work is wonderful. Yew is a wonderful wood and I'm sure the table will be a work of art once it's made. I have no qualms about this at all especially with mini knots and all!ReplyDelete
I don't own any of his work as I'm not currently doing that type of project, but as I can no longer obtain pieces by Jane Newman (for my Edwardian House kitchen),I will see if his kitchen pieces match my own ideal.
Yew will no doubt love it when it is finished.ReplyDelete
Sorry could not help myself..hehe
Thanks Karin I needed that... ;-)))ReplyDelete
That is what I call luxury : to choose even the material. And no doubt your table will be a stunning piece regarding the skill of Colin Bird.ReplyDelete
I look forward seeing the result with the chandelier above ;-)
I "see"a table and a bench ...ReplyDelete
What a thrill, seeing the birth a masterpiece, a unique, exclusively for your doll's house :-)
A perfect way to start the year :-)
I love the wood Catherine! The table will be stunning!ReplyDelete
love the grain!!! happy new year!ReplyDelete
His work is exquisite, regardless of the wood he uses. I've had my eye on one of his Victorian dressers for a while. You will, I am certain, be very pleased with your new table and it will be a treasured piece.ReplyDelete
Hi Catherine, no light in my house simply because it's winter and I live on a low floor.More over when there is some sun I'm at work. Nothing to worry about. Your table will be fabulous, I love that piece of wood. Best wishes, RosannaReplyDelete