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The great surfing beaches here on the east end of Long Island inspired me for the board pictured above so I like to call this style "Montauk". The table version of this item (below) is the piece the editors of Hampton's Cottages & Gardens chose to feature

I wanted the 12 hand designed surfboard points (with vintage Montauk surfboard patterns) to look like they were sitting right on the sand, so I chose a hard to find quilted maple-- known for it's "chatoyance" (a vibrant, moving pattern on the surface). I trimmed it with exotic South American leopardwood, and wrapped an insert of butter maple in the trim.

Quilted Maple playing surface, Leopardwood trim, butter maple inset, saepele points

Detail of hand decorated surfboard

Detail of hand decorated surfboard

Detail of hand decorated surfboard

Detail of hand decorated surfboard

Playing checker box with hand decorated surfboard on cover.

Playing checker box with hand decorated surfboard on cover.

Playing checker box. Olivewood playing checkers

Playing checker box. Olivewood playing checkers

Montauk Playing Table (featured in Hampton’s Cottages and Garden’s magazine)

Montauk Playing Table (featured in Hampton’s Cottages and Garden’s magazine)

The undulating and mesmerizing “chatoyance” of the quilted maple is amazing and totally evokes the feeling that the surfboards are sitting on golden beach sand.

The undulating and mesmerizing “chatoyance” of the quilted maple is amazing and totally evokes the feeling that the surfboards are sitting on golden beach sand.

I finish all of my pieces with several layers of carefully hand-applied clear resin (which requires several days and alot of skill to get it just right!)—allowing a real sense of depth and dimension from the points I create—while imparting a smooth, resilient, glass-like playing surface.

I finish all of my pieces with several layers of carefully hand-applied clear resin (which requires several days and alot of skill to get it just right!)—allowing a real sense of depth and dimension from the points I create—while imparting a smooth, resilient, glass-like playing surface.