David Fay Custom Furniture
Collins Kishimoto Table
Image of Walnut table

Photographs by Ted Betz and Yoriko Kishimoto

This was the first dining table I made. The inspiration for its design came directly from a Japanese-American woodworker named George Nakashima. His book, The Soul of the Tree, was one of my first inspirations to pursue woodworking. The plank for the table top (and later the chairs) came from one solid piece that was 12 feet long by 44 inches wide.

 
 

David Fay with table and chairs

Materials: California claro walnut from the Petaluma-Point Reyes road
Dimensions: 83 inches long x 39 inches wide x 29 inches high