The Manuka Bedside Table design started life as one element of a bedroom suite commissioned for a Federation-style house in the Canberra suburb of Manuka. The commissioning clients loved “The Dancer” and wanted Evan to capture some of the energy of that piece in their bedroom suite. The Manuka bedside tables were designed to compliment the Manuka Bed.
The Manuka bedside table design takes full advantage of our ability to resaw veneers. For the original Manukas (pictured) we took some beautiful, rich, lightly-figured myrtle and resawed just enough to lay up the curved elements. We then used the solid timber from the rest of the boards to make the rest of the construction. The Manuka is a technically challenging design to make, requiring multiple processes and fine craftsmanship.
The Manuka Bedside tables can be ordered independently of the Manuka bed. We have made this suite several times. Below is a video by William Bayliss of a Manuka bedroom suite in highly figured blackwood being delivered to a country NSW home.
Size: 500mm W x 450mm D x 600mm H
Timber Types: Jarrah, myrtle (pictured), blackwood. Other timbers POA.