CASCADES 003
Approx 80" x 40" x 15"H
Smoked Walnut / Charred Walnut / Bronze Leaf

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The core of a tree, revealed.

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"When I come across wood chunks like this, I get goose bumps", and with one of the largest walnut slab inventories in the country, Florian is at any given time in a quiet, creative dialog with a handful of slabs/chunks that he recently encountered.
"The piece of wood itself dictates the design and gives me the impulse to continue a work of art that nature has begun".

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The CASCADES table series is intended to remain flexible in it's design features- the process is guided by the character of each unique slab, resulting in an entirely unique product for each client.

In this table shown - the third of the CASCADES series, i.e. Edition 003 - an entire section of a Claro Walnut trunk was cut right down the middle and splayed open to reveal an absolutely stunning bookmatch pattern. The part of the trunk that branches off into 2 main limbs was selected for this piece for good reason: this part of the tree is essentially the strongest "muscle" of the tree which is tasked with holding up the entire crown. As a result, the grain in this "muscle" area is compressed into beautiful and unique patterns, and the color variations are more intense.
To bring in some contrast, the striking texture of chainsaw cuts is highlighted with Bronze Leaf.

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This stunning, one-of-a-kind piece is now on display and available for purchase at the Studio Roeper Workshop Gallery in Napa. Schedule your visit now, and discover bespoke handmade tables like you've never seen them before!

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