My wife is from Bali, Indonesia and we’ve been importing teak furniture to North Carolina for the past year through our retail store. Our business marks my first exposure to woodworking, just fixing dings at first, and the more repairs I did the more I wanted to build.
For awhile now I’ve been devouring YouTube videos and gathering tools. I’ve managed to carve out a workshop in the basement of our store and have been experimenting.
We had some rustic teak root benches that shipped missing a leg, so I had a thick teak root slab and some teak branches to get creative with. I milled branches to make the legs and cut down the teak root slab for the top. The legs are joined with mortise and tenon (one through mortise with wedge) and lots of butterflies in the Nakashima style. This side table was finished with teak oil.