Here are some images from a bench table thing I just completed. The wood is some crazy African spalted something. I couldn't tell you. I also have a video of one of my interns at the Kapow Design Extreme Furniture Fabrication Facility applying some shellac. It is an old school method and I love the results. A few million coats of shellac and some clear, not-so-hard wax and you have to be concerned that someone will come by and try to take a bite out of your furniture. It looks that good. It really makes my mouth water.
Here is some cool leopard looking spalted African Whackywood.
Here are a couple of slabs under clamps at the South Facitlity
This vid is 3 about minutes long. It shows one of our star interns applying shellac using the same technique used by Thomas Chippendale back in '54. That would be 1754.