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Wayne Silva taught himself the skills and techniques to build furniture. By reading articles, researching and speaking with experienced woodworkers, he learned the joinery and finishing methods that he uses today. He is always experimenting with new techniques, while staying true to the style that he has developed over the years.

Wayne designs his furniture to showcase the natural color and grain of the wood. No wood stains are used. Some pieces contain both the darker “heart wood” and the lighter “sap wood”, giving the piece a natural, rustic look. Wayne uses solid wood in all his furniture, no veneer is used.

Large Dining Room Table:

The large dining room table is made from Wormy Maple and Cherry wood. The top measures 110 in x 37 in.

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Bench or Coffee Table:

This can be used as either a bench or a coffee table. The top is made from Brazilian Cherry wood.

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Coffee Table and Desk:

The coffee table is made entirely of Alligator Juniper from New Mexico. Its sturdy design allows it to be used as a bench.

The desk is made from Wormy Maple with Ebony inlays. Butterflies are used to prevent the wood sections from separating, as well as for strength and decoration.

Both of these tables are designed to last at least 150 years.

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Dining Table:

This dining table has a top made from Granadillo and legs made from American Cherry wood. Butterfly inserts add strength and style.

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Cocobolo Tables, set of four pieces:

This set of four matching tables was made from cocobolo, a tropical hardwood from Mexico. Each table top is made from a single slab of wood cut lengthwise from the log.The dark “heart wood” has a deep, rich grain pattern. The lighter-colored sap wood is left in place on the edges to add to the rustic look of the pieces. Turquoise inlay was used to fill the natural cracks in the wood, adding a colorful contrast.

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Cocobolo Hallway Table:

This table is made entirely of cocobolo, a tropical hardwood from Mexico. The top is made from several slabs of wood cut lengthwise, attached together and sanded to be flat and smooth.

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Pamele Sapele Hallway Table:

This table top and sides are made from Pamele Sapele, a tropical hardwood from Africa noted for its highly figured grain pattern. The legs are made from Ebony, another tropical hardwood from Africa. The top is made from several slabs of wood cut lengthwise, attached together and sanded to be flat and smooth.

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Cocobolo Hallway Table:

This table top and sides are made from Cocobolo, a tropical hardwood from Mexico. The dowels and trim are made from Ebony, a tropical hardwood from Africa. The table is assembled using ebony dowels instead of screws.

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Cocobolo Hallway Table:

This table top and sides are made from Cocobolo, a tropical hardwood from Mexico. The dowels and trim are made from Ebony, a tropical hardwood from Africa. The table is assembled using ebony dowels instead of screws.

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Dining Table and Chairs:

This dining table was made from Hondouras Mahogany with inlays of Canary Wood. The design was inspired by a table seen in Australia. The chairs are Cherry wood and were inspired by a Craftsman-style design. Shown below are the table top being assembled, the newly-finished table, and the complete set in a dining room.

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Phone or Bedside Tables:

These tables were intended as phone tables or bedside tables. Each one is unique and made from a different combination of woods, including Cocobolo, Granadillo, Hondouras Mahogany and Birdseye Maple. Sapwood can be seen in the Cocobolo legs. 

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Sofa Table:

This sofa table was made entirely of Cocobolo. Sone remnants of the light-colored “sap wood” were left exposed as a design element.

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Stepped End Table:

This stepped end table was made from Cocobolo, Granadillo and Canary Wood. It was custom designed to match other Craftsman-style furniture, but with a modern flair.

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Coffee Table:

This coffee table was made of Cocobolo and Granadillo. It was inspired by a Craftsman-style table done in Oak, but the tropical hardwoods give it a rich grain and mirror-likr finish. Hidden lighting allows items to be displayed on the lower shelf.

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Cabinet

This cabinet was made from White Oak. It was inspired by a Craftsman-style design. The hinges and latch are true to the style. It is lit with halogen lights in the top that shine through the glass shelves.

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