Darren Myburgh & Gys Potgieter
To own this server is to own a piece of heritage. A single slab of the jackalberry stump was rescued from a raging fire and lovingly crafted into geometric shape. The burn marks and knotted wood are strikingly displayed along the dark-brown slab and the exceptional joinery adds a simple but elegant final touch to this masterpiece. The server will be equally graceful in displaying your family photographs and hosting a colourful bunch of flowers.
The jackalberry varies from a shrub to a large tree with a long straight stem.
WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?
The tree is found throughout Africa and most commonly grows in the savannas.
The wood is hard and heavy with a fine grain, and very suitable for floors, high-quality furniture, cabinets, musical instruments and turnery. The trunks are also used to make canoes.
The wood is characterised by knots and ranges in colour from light reddish-brown to very dark brown – which makes it a lovely wood to create intricate carvings.