For Christmas, my mum gave us a terrific gift: a voucher to put towards having a piece of furniture made at the Southern Design Centre in Geeveston. She knows we have wanted a coffee table for ages. There's no point us having one permanently stationed exactly at tail-wagging height in front of the lounge. One swoosh of a Bernese Mountain Dog's powerful fluffy tail and there goes... well everything, really. But we'd like something other than the blanket box from the guest room to put drinks on when we have visitors. I was thinking maybe a nest of tables that we could move into place would be best.
On a visit to the Southern Design Centre on Sunday we saw some lightweight coffee tables that could be easily moved to wherever we need. They use the natural shape and pattern of the wood rather than being completely squared and sanded. We specified the size and shape we wanted and placed our order on Sunday. On Monday Dennis called to say he had a suitable piece of Tasmanian Sassafras wood available and would start work on it, yesterday he sent a photo of the completed table to my mobile phone and varnished it, today I collected it.