Hardwood Tree Root Table Bases

Phases Africa only uses sustainable wood for their tree root table bases.  There are only so many hardwood trees that have fallen on their own account and we only use the roots of these trees for our table bases. Furthermore these trees are often found along rivers and natural springs, but the true mystery lies in the extraordinary root systems. Inosculation is a natural phenomenon in which the roots of two trees of the same specie grow together as in the case of the Materi African hardwood tree featured in this post.

According to Venda folklore, the roots of a Matzeri tree are home to water sprites and if one looks very closely, you can see traces of them in the sacred forest, Thathe Vondo, the veil is very thin, and the folklore is quite extensive!!

This particular root (before it was trimmed) was more than 3 M in diameter with a perpendicular trunk, we estimate the death of this tree to be approximately 60 years ago and originating from the upper catchment area of the Letaba River, where it came down with floods.

Entrance table Tree Root 700H x 1000 x 1300mm

© Phases Africa Entrance Tree Root Table Base 700H x 1000 x 1300mm – Matzeri Wood, African Hardwood

Hardwood Tree Root Table Bases 1

Tree Root Table Base African Hardwood, Matzeri Wood – © Phases Africa

Hardwood Tree Root Table Bases 2

Tree roots used as Dining Room Table Bases – African Hardwood – © Phases Africa

Hardwood Tree Root Table Bases 3

© Phases Africa Hardwood Matzeri Tree Root Table Base 1300 x 1000 x 450 H Coffee Table – Matzeri Wood

African Furniture│tree root table base

Matzeri African Hardwood Tree Root Table Base – Coffee Table 1000 x 1300 x 450 H – © Phases Africa

Matzeri Tree Root Dining Room Table

Cleaning the Tree Root Table Base – before it is trimmed to size. African Hardwood Table Bases – © Phases Africa


Tree Root Tables│Dining & Coffee

Tree root tables, constructed from sustainably sourced African hardwoods.  Furthermore, the process of unearthing a tree’s root system is no small task.  As a result Phases Africa works with a team of outstanding and knowledgeable woodworkers.  Therefor, all our stunning dining room, coffee as well as, conference tree root table bases are meticulously removed using top-of-the-line heavy equipment.  For the reason that, no damage to any part of the root will occur when the removal is professionally managed.  The root is then hauled to the workshop where it undergoes a proper cleaning, using a heavy duty sandblaster. Finally the root is meticulous sanded by hand before the finish wood treatments are applied.

The team of tree root miners, often disappear for weeks at a time, venturing deep into the African Bush in search of fallen trees with spectacular root systems.  The trouble is, often major parts of the tree’s root system are still hidden underground, although we only use trees that have fallen on their own account.   Above all we never cut down trees to use for the making our tree root table bases.  Even more, these professional woodworkers are very au fait at excavating the remaining roots still somewhat ensconced in the earth.  The first example of our tree root table bases is a stunning Coffee Table, made from African Hardwood called Leadwood Size: 1720mm (length) x 900mm (width) x 400mm (height.)

Leadwood African Hardwood Tree Root Coffee Table

Tree root coffee table made from and African hardwood called Leadwood © Phases Africa Furntiure & Decor PTY ltd.

African Furniture Dining Room Table Bases (unfinished)

African Coffee Table│Tree Root (RAW) – Step for step from sandblasting to handsanding to being polished to bring out the hues

African Furniture │Tree Root Table Bases

African Leadwood Coffee Table  – After cutting and sanding (unfinished) © Phases Africa

Tree Root Tables│Dining & Coffee 4

Leadwood (African Hardwood) Tree Root Coffee Table with (Photoshoped glass) To show finished Product © Phases Africa


Tree Root Coffee Table African Hardwood (Matzeri)

Tree Root Coffee Table African Hardwood (Matzeri) extremely rare

African Furniture, tree root table bases

Unique Tree Root Coffee Table Base – After Cutting and Sandblasting


Finished Matzeri Tree Root Coffee Table – process: wax with epoxy on cut surfaces © Phases Africa


African Furniture │Raw Tree Root Dining Room Table

Raw Knobthorne – African Hardwood Tree Root Dining Room Table Base

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Dining/Conference Tree Root Table Base Knobthorn Wood – African Hardwood – angle 1 – After cutting and sandblasting

Dining, Conference Room Table Bases

Dining/Conference Tree Root Table Base Knobthorn Wood – African Hardwood – angle 2 – after cutting and sandblasting

Tree Root Tables│Dining & Coffee 6

Knobthorn Dining – wax finish with polish – Angle 1 © Phases Africa

African Fruntiure│Tree Root Base

Knobthorn Dining – wax finish with polish – Angle 2 © Phases Africa


African Furntiure │Tree Root Table Bases

Hallway tree root table base – Entry Hall Table – Hardwood – In Raw State – Knobthorn Wood

African Furniture Hallway Table

Knobthorn Wood│Hallway Table│ Tree Root Base – after cutting © Phases Africa

Tree Root Table Bases, Dining, Entry, Kitchen and Hallway Tables

African Furniture│Tree Root Table Base Hallway Table – after sanding – Knobthorn Wood © Phases Africa

Tree Root Knobthron Entrance Table Base - Wax finish

Knobthorn Hallway Table Tree Root Base – End Result – Before Glass Top Placement © Phases Africa