When creating the shape for the legs, the image of a butler came to mind. The antique walnut used here was cut over 70 years ago and has stunning natural grain features. These particular cuts have appealing live edge shapes which I butterfly matched and also used on the breadboard ends. Likewise, I left the rough cut ends for the shelf, even some of the sawmills marks on one end.
The feeling became that the four butlers were reverently presenting the wizened and true black walnut with all its stories in service to displaying your cherished items or serving your guests.
This piece is finished with teak oil finish with a final carnuba buff.