thick natural walnut
Robin Wade Furniture captures the artistic grace of Mother Nature beautifully with thick natural walnut tables. While most furniture manufacturers remove walnut’s sapwood and steam the walnut boards to downplay each piece’s natural grain, "I prefer to showcase this most beautiful lumber the way nature designed it, imperfections and all," Wade says. Instead of removing the white sapwood from the darker heartwood, Wade uses thick pieces of walnut in its natural state. “The change in color between the light sap wood and dark heart wood is really striking,” he says. “And its real.”
Wood artist Wade's aesthetic, something he calls both rustic, "obviously from nature," he says, and modern, "minimal, with straight, clean lines," he says, celebrates the inherent beauty he finds in each piece of walnut with which he works.