2 Colour Dining Table
This piece goes to show how a light blonde wood (maple in this case) can take a dye or stain well; it just needs to be prepared properly to take the stain evenly. Staining maple is like having a blank canvas to add colour to, as opposed to a brown canvas, so it's great for vibrant colours. To achieve the rich brown top, it would've been easier to start with a more brown wood like cherry or walnut etc, but maple resists dents better. The top is one surface consisting of glued up planks but with no seam in the middle; the leaves go on the ends. The added arch in the side aprons and the swoop in the legs give it my signature look. (With straighter lines and tapered legs, it can be a Shaker style table.) The blue in this actually matches a blue thread in a nearby sofa, no kidding.