About a year ago I heard from a friend that her pepper tree had died in her backyard and that she and her husband wanted to do something with the wood. I sent over an arborist who cut the tree into slabs, they were placed under their house to dry, and I explained that it takes about a year for every inch of thickness to dry, so we would have to wait awhile to make a table. I also told them about some experiments I’d been doing, allowing wet wood to warp and deform as it’s inherent tension would create, and using those odd elements in traditional furniture. They were all for it. The materials of this piece are Pepper Wood, Elm, Ebony and Epoxy.