Curly Maple and Marquetry Serving Table
Woodworker: Thomas Starbuck Stockton
Stockton built this curly maple serving table (14-1/2 in. deep by 45 in. wide by 33 in. tall) specifically for the show. The piece has ebony pulls and the morning glory marquetry features abalone, mother of pearl, wenge, and walnut. The finish is lacquer. The table won second place for marquetry/veneering in furniture and special awards for design and finishing.
The San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association, in conjunction with the San Diego County Fair, presents its Design in Wood exhibition each year in Del Mar, Calif. This is one of the more than 300 pieces that were exhibited at this year’s show, the 33rd. Judges presented more than 90 awards in 24 distinct categories, from period furniture to wood carving.