Coming from Africa, this species of wood is considered an exotic.
Heartwood is dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark tissue forming a decorative figure. The sapwood is yellowish white, and clearly demarcated. This is a very dense, heavy hardwood, and with it’s distinctive design makes a remarkable piece of furniture. I only use the best of the tree, the heartwood.
Other items you must consider are service and timely shipping. Does it annoy you when you hear your order will be shipped in 6 to 8, maybe even 12 weeks? When you pay top dollar for one of my pieces, you are assured of not only a high quality piece of furniture, you will also recieve top quality service. My commitment to you is that in most circumstances lead time will be limited to one week or less from date of order to ship date.
I am often asked “What size susan would be good for my table?” Well, if it’s going to be a decorative susan, then it can be any size you like. However, if it’s to be a functional piece, I like to recommend a minimum of 12 to 14 inches of “plate room” all the way around the susan. A good way to see how this would look is to make yourself a circle pattern out of paper. Click here for an easy way to make one. Then place it on your table and arrange some place settings around it. This will give you a very good idea as to how your susan will fit once you recieve it.
Custom sizes are available. Simply email me for a speedy quote.