Charlotte Kingsnorth

Barking Up The Wrong (low) Table

50 × 64 × 100 cm

scorched obeche timber


The notched markings found on the bark of a birch tree have been borrowed to make a new coat for this collection, humorously entitled Barking Up the Wrong Log. Cloaked in a reimagined bark, the surface of this table is blackened using a charring technique learnt from a 18th-century Japanese method of preserving wood. The table comes in two parts, which can be pushed together as one or used as two separate side tables.