Title 956cm long charred cross grained beech table
Designer Daniel De Belder
Date 2014
Provenance Moerkantsebaan
Material beech
Finish charred and oiled
Dimensions 955cmx110cmx6cm
Weight 200Kg
Maintenance soft cloth moistened in Marseilles soap solution
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the massive beech tree lining the Moerkantsebaan in Essen had been pointed out back in 1980 by Ivan Weyns who had a veneer factory. 'if they ever cut it down , let me know. This tree will produce interesting veneer!' 'But its full of shrapnel' I replied. 'No, I can't use it then because I cannot afford to damage my cutters, they cost too much'. Come 2014 and the tree had to make way for a new cyclist path. Fortunately the city council and the contractor were obliging and it 13 slabs were recovered.