Drinks coaster in rippled sycamoreDrinks coaster in rippled sycamore

Drinks Coasters in closely rippled Sycamore


Rippled Sycamore
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As with all things made of wood, every coaster is totally unique, but of course, some are more unique than others. Many of them use the most stunning pieces of timber I have collected, which are often too small and/or too expensive for larger pieces of furniture.

Most people prefer to have a matching set of the same timber, while some prefer to start their collection of different woods. Let me know if you wish to be notified when I add new woods to the range.

Round; 100mm diameter

Weight 30 gm
Dimensions 10 × 10 × .5 cm

"set of 2", Set of 4

Care Instructions:

After testing many finishes, I have only found one that still looks good after a glass has stood in red wine on it for half an hour. Even so, wipe spillages dry and do not put them in the dishwasher.
Clean with warm soapy water as necessary.


The first coasters I made were for a customer who had purchased a Yew table and wanted some coasters to go with it. Fortunately, I still had a few offcuts from making the table. As is so often the case, the small offcuts were more amazing than anything in the table but too irregular to use in anything large.

No one seems to agree on why some woods very occasionally form this highly decorative rippled pattern. Some say it is due to growth spiralling round the tree in one direction and then the other, although that does not seem correct to me. I favour the idea that is just the weight of the tree having a compression effect as it tends to happen most at the base of the trunk.

In order to obtain rippled sycamore I have to visit a specialist supplier of musical instrument woods since they are often the first people to be called when a tree is discovered to have grown like this.


Free Delivery in Mainland UK, UK Highlands and Islands

Cost Time
Mainland UK £0.00 4 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands £0.00 4 day(s)
Western Europe £3.00 10 day(s)
Rest of Europe £3.00 10 day(s)
USA and Canada £-1.00 0 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ £5.00 14 day(s)
Worldwide £5.00 14 day(s)

Artist Return Policy : This item can be returned.

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You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.

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Roland Smith

I design and make objects both large and small in beautiful hardwoods.
One of the most important aspects of working with wood is the feeling of being close to nature. You have to work with the material, not against it.
Another is the technical challenge of realising my designs in three dimensions, while always being conscious of how far the timber will allow me to go.

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