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The round table was one of Jules Wabbes’ favorite creations. The thick table top is made of rectangular blocks of wenge (Millettia laurentii) glued together to form an end grain board. The palette of dark brown is wonderfully warm, sober, and subtle. It was inspired by a traditional technique of wood joints utilised notably for butcher blocks. It requires tools and a great technique to make such a tabletop because it has nothing to do with marquetry. Rather, the pieces of wood are thick enough to form a free-standing shelf. The first essays on end grain wood were made by Wabbes in the early 1960s. This kind of joint, end grain technique, is rarely utilized for large tabletops like this. In addition, the use of wenge, an African wood that is extremely solid, dense, and dark, is one of his trademark creations.


We want to bring your attention to the quality of the furniture, designed by Jules Wabbes. These pieces are meticulously crafted using premium and natural materials. The tabletops of the tables are skillfully made from solid wood, imbuing them with a unique character.


As with any solid wood furniture, it's essential to be aware that it may slightly expand or contract in response to changes in humidity and dryness. This natural characteristic, however, offers the advantage of being able to renew the furniture's appearance by simply re-sanding it whenever necessary. In fact, over time, you'll find that the furniture grows more charming, revealing its true beauty day after day.


There are two possibilities for the table's finish: oil and wax. For the oiled finish, the wood will be much darker initially and will lighten over time. Maintenance is required every 6 months. For the wax finish, regular upkeep is recommended to maintain its allure. You'll need to apply wax to the tabletop every month for the initial 6 months, and thereafter, once every 6 months. By doing so, you'll preserve the lustrous look and protect the wood for years to come.


Lastly, to ensure the furniture's longevity, kindly refrain from placing any damp items directly on the tabletop. Should you use flower vases, be mindful of condensation, and consider placing them on a saucer to protect the wood from potential moisture exposure.

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