Archive for September, 2011

Slab Wood for Tables, Desks, Counters, Headboards and So Much More…

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

In case you haven’t noticed, big chunky wood is all the rage. While we all know that a thick solid slab will create a jaw dropping dining table or desk, did you ever consider it, for example, as a floating counter? Or if the space allows, how about a beautiful slab placed vertically as a room divider or half-wall? Some pieces are so darn pretty that they beg to be mounted to a wall with no particular purpose at all…art, if you will.

Whatever your ambition, Big Mango has the slab. Acacia, Tamarind, Teak, Iron Wood, Coffee Wood and Jackfruit are the most common wood species in our collection. Choose your favorite piece and we’ll cut it to your specified size and re-finish it just how you want it.

For tables with bases (dining tables, desks, consoles, etc.) we use a mix-and-match approach. We offer a few really interesting options for bases, including stumps from rare woods and vines, as well as modern and contemporary bases from steel and wood. If we don’t have a base that’s perfect for you, then we are happy to refer you to an artisan for a custom job.  However you choose to mix and match, Big Mango’s process allows you to tailor your tastes to your table.

Here’s how it works:

Choose the slab (there’s more where these came from)…

Selection of Hardwood Slabs

Choose the length and finish…

Slab in the re-finishing process

Choose the base…

Custom Iron Base

And your table is complete…

Acacia Wood Dining Table

A few other examples…

Teak and Acrylic Slab on Stainless Steel

Round Slab on Coffee Wood Trunk

Acacia Slab on Custom Iron Base