Figured Maple Dining & Coffee Tables

Figured Maple Dining Table

I’ve worked with the Wellers, (Don & ChaCha) on many a project since we first met in about 1980 in Los Angeles. Don continues to enjoy an incredible career as an artist and illustrator and working with him and his amazing wife ChaCha has always been a rare pleasure on many levels. This project included a dining table and two coffee tables for the living room of their home in Oakley,Utah (near Park City). The dining table was a simple parson’s style made of figured (curly) maple with a couple of twists. A grommet is set in the table top for the electric wok that plays a frequent role in their dining adventures (there’s an outlet in the floor under the table). We kept the traditional outer-corner position for two of the legs, but moved the two on the other end inboard to create  a more unusual look. To further that concept, Don wanted two anodized aluminum balls, (one silver and one red) to act as feet on the inboard legs. There’s always an element of play in Weller art. (You can enjoy Don’s incredible work at

P.S.- Don designed the logo for my furniture business (you can see it on the home page), and for my woodworking tool business (Micro Fence at

Dining & Living Room Tables

Client: Don & ChaCha Weller
Date: 1994





Anodized aluminum balls serve as feet at one end of the table.

Figured Maple Coffee Tables

Four glass-covered compartments hold treasures discovered when breaking ground for their home. Various stones, seeds and pods, acorns, bottle caps, etc. Always an element of play… (click on photos to enlarge).

This table features a glass-covered curly maple tray to display a length of rusted barbed wire from an deteriorated fence on their property.