Finished at last after many interruptions. Designed for a specific space in the house which requires access through the middle section, which is why it is a slightly larger space than the other book areas, it is made from European Elm and Bubinga.
A simple leaf inlay design was used to liven it a little with cutouts suggesting leaf shapes or edges. The inlay is Rosewood, Box, Maple and Maple veneers.
Finished with 4 or 5 coats of French polish and then rubbed down with 0000 wire wool to give the wood a silky rather than gloss look.
Next up are two coffee tables to match.
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