# Walnut End Table

As a woodworker, I must often call upon my experience as a geometry teacher when designing, building, or installing a piece. It is not often, however, that a client will ask me to create a piece based on a mathematical principle such as, say, the golden ratio.

*In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities.*

The challenge: to create a set of end tables that adhere to the golden ratio.

The outcome was a pair of tables with a veneer top of bookmatched walnut enclosed by a frame of tiger maple and ebony inlay. This inlay is echoed on each of the four legs in a sort of anklet. At the heart of each of the the four aprons lies a panel of figured walnut in a maple frame.