Though the fossil isn’t real, Andrew Klein’s table is still an exceptional piece of work.

Though the fossil isn’t real, Andrew Klein’s table is still an exceptional piece of work.

Fossils and tables generally aren’t combined to make furniture, but one exceptional craftsman put the two together for a truly stunning piece. Andrew Klein began his build by bending the lamination to form the three curved legs of the table, which he strengthened and stabilized using a ‘floating’ box to join them together.

He then formed the tabletop—which features a fossilized inlay he created using a traced image—and carved each piece of the fossil out of ebony. To give it that ‘excavated’ look, Andrew painstakingly carved numerous recesses around the fossil, which he then covered with pour-on high gloss finish to protect the piece.

To give it that ‘excavated’ look Andrew hand carved grooves around the fossil, giving it a more realistic look.

To give it that ‘excavated’ look Andrew hand carved grooves around the fossil, giving it a more realistic look.

Once the tabletop cured, Andrew glued an edge-band around it, giving it a nice offset look that matches the legs. After giving everything a final sanding and polishing, he then fastened it all together, creating a truly exceptional table made entirely out of wood.