Portal Entry Table

I'm calling this one "The Portal Table"  due to the copper patination, which is my continued exploration into metal patination.  The base of the table is made from a wood called Wenge. The steel disc has been treated with a blend of various chemicals to make it look like a sea of aged copper.  
The top is made from a live edge Genuine Mahogany slab from the Island of Saint Lucia, and each bowtie is inlaid by hand.
The last picture is my SketchUp drawing I did before starting the build.

Brian Benham
Making Furniture in Denver, Colorado


Nicely done! Did you do the patina work with your own mix of chemicals or did you use a commercial solution?

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Wow! All the details play together so well on this piece. Absolutely gorgeous!
Beautiful table, everything ties together nicely, well done on those bowties.

Main Street to the Mountains

Thank Ryan, 
Yes I have been studying metal patination and developed my process from different chemicals and application techniques

Thanks Steve
I really like this! All that wenge...I have a couple pieces. What little I've used is pretty splinter-happy.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

Very nice work.  I like the design.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Great piece!   It’s like an Asian / prairie style fusion.  

Really like your work.

This design is beautiful.


Since "beautiful" is taken, I will opt for - Gorgeous.

No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

Great looking.   Design and workmanship is excellent.   Outstanding piece.    


Beautiful table.  I bet it creates a lot of conversation.
Lots of eye candy there Brian, copper looks great with the wenge!

Interesting top, would never have guessed mahogany.

You do need to make more pieces, your Sketchup office looks a bit spartan 🙂
your work always inspires me brian. i love every aspect of this design from the beauty of the top to the base and the patina on the copper. something id love to try. once again another work of art.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Wow Brian,

Love your creativity.  Nice to see you over here.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ