Our Hemingway Coffee Table is constructed from some of the finest, hardest woods in the world.
Zambezi Teak has a fine, flecked dark grain on a background of honey brown. When the London Corn Exchange was rebuilt in 1952, it was used for a special grooved floor for receiving grain, being chosen because of its ability to withstand abrasion without splintering. Because of the extreme density of Zambezi Teak (formerly known as Rhodesian Teak), we have learned to work it much like steel, mainly using very hard and sharp tungsten carbide tipped tools.
African Mahogany, while not as hard as Zambezi Teak, is nevertheless a very find hardwood and gives an excellent finish and a lovely dark brown mahogany colour.
The tray of our Hemmingway Coffee table is built using the finest solid woodwork skills. The sides are joined with dovetail joints and reinforced with solid polished brass straps. The base slides within grooves in the side walls allowing for the expansion and contraction that that occurs with and genuine solid hardwood as ambient moisture density varies.
1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany
1000 x 600 (40" x 24"), 1200 x 600 (48" x 25"), 800 x 500 (32" x 20")