Renowned Victorian furniture maker David Emery has recently shipped two tables to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.
David Emery's professional interest is in making furniture of a clean uncluttered nature, with an emphasis on balance and proportion. His skills are mainly in the use of timber, with an emphasis on veneering as this allows greater flexibility in design avoiding the limitations of solid timber construction. All veneers are pressed in his own workshop, after components have been cut to size and had timber lippings applied to their edges.
He believes his veneering process gives a better edge detail than can be achieved using pre-veneered board and gives greater versatility in the ways the veneer can be applied within the project. He uses materials such as glass, metals and stone in his work and is especially interested in working with architects and designers, especially when he is able to become involved in the design process. Many of his works over the years have evolved into his "Studio Collection" which are now being made as small production runs.
The Wye Dining Table is a response to the need for a table that is equally attractive from all angles, is compatible with a wide range of chairs, works well for formal dinner parties or casual breakfasts, and is light in weight, can be dismantled and is easy to move.
The table top edges are multiple veneered prior to the pressing of the veneers to the main surfaces, thus combining the ability to obtain a soft rounded edge with the benefits of veneer - stability and control of grain pattern.
The Wye Table was judged "Best Design" and "Best in Show" at the Victorian Woodworkers Association's 2005 Annual Show. The table is available in a wide range of sizes and various combinations of timber veneer. Photographed table is American Oak top with Wenge leg assemblies. Dimensions are 200 x 110 x 720 cm. It is also available as an extension table (Details on application)
The 4D Low Table is a stylish square table with a drawer to each of its sides. The top surface is divided into four "fields" with the timber grain flowing across each field, then continuing down the adjoining side. Triangular cut-outs provide the finger grips to the drawers, while the plinth has an aluminium finish. All surfaces are either double veneered, or have triple veneers to the edges.
Available in a range of natural and re-constituted veneers, and in several sizes. Table photographed is American Cherry. Dimensions are 120 x 120 x 32 cm.