Sugar Maple Taffy Table – a contemporary end table in carved Vermont maple

2013 July 30
by David

Here is a contemporary end table I designed and made in carved Vermont sugar maple with a birdseye maple top.  I have made several different versions of this design over the years, including ones in other types of woods, like cherry with birdseye maple, maple with butternut, and walnut with curly sassafras.  Last month I completed one of these end tables in this maple and birdseye combination for an annual summer group exhibit called “Rejuvination”, at the Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, in Shelburne, Vermont.  The show runs through August 13th.  It’s a great gallery, run by cool people, in a great, old, restored Victorian house, featuring mostly fine art (painting and sculpture) by Vermont artists, and some fine crafts.  The quality and creativity of the work shown there is outstanding, so it’s an honor to have my work shown with the work of these fellow artists.

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Sugar Maple Taffy Table, 27" high x 16 3/8" wide x 12"deep. Copyright 1994, David Hurwitz; All rights reserved.


The sugar maple (hard maple) used to make the legs and aprons on this end table is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified sustainably harvested maple, grown in Vermont.  The birdseye sugar maple used to make the table top was also grown in Vermont, in Addison County.

I can also make this table in custom sizes and other woods by request, including hall table and console table versions.  To see examples, please visit the End Tables page, and the Console and Hall Tables page on my website.

(Note: at present my website is only viewable from a flash enabled desktop or laptop computer.  If you click any links to my website from a mobile device, you will be sent to a default mobile site, which does not currently feature my full portfolio).


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Table top in birdseye sugar maple, grown in Vermont


One of my Sugar Maple Taffy Tables was featured in the September/October 2011 issue of Design New England magazine.

In addition to this maple end table, I also have another end table in the gallery show, a Butterfly Table, a collaborative piece I made with Vermont sculptor Kerry O. Furlani.  That table features carved cherry legs and a top in hand carved Vermont slate.  It can be seen here, at this previous blog post.

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