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