The Pieman Desk

Designed by Nathan Day.

The Pieman desk with its tapered legs and knock-down frame is constructed using a series of interlocking angled finger joints. The table top’s beautiful expanse accentuates the beauty of the timber. Tucked beneath is a concealed leather lined drawer for convenient storage. The overall desk dimensions are 1400 L x 860 W x 726mm H and is available in Hydrowood Blackwood and Hydrowood Celery Top Pine.

From the lowlands of Tasmania comes Blackwood, a timber favoured by furniture makers and craftspeople. As a short-lived and fast growing species, it is a perfect renewable resource, it regenerates easily from seed and grows well in wet areas. Trees can reach up to 40 metres and the timber presents rich golden brown hues. It’s a hardwood which is both beautiful and boasts a long life. The Blackwood grain can be either straight or display the highly sought after wavy fiddle back pattern.

For durability and stability, Celery Top is one of Tasmania’s native conifers, favoured by a multitude of crafting projects from boat building to joinery and flooring. The tree grows to around 25 metres and features a beautiful fine-grained texture which transforms from a pale straw shade when freshly cut to golden tones as it ages. It is easy to work with yet hardy and strong. Its attributes include a fine texture coupled with a usually straight grain. Its sustainability is secured by the fact it is both widespread and common.