The inspiration for our Japanese Tea Table is a traditional table called a Kotatsu which appeared in many older Japanese homes that had no central heating system. The Kotatsu had a charcoal hibachi grill in the middle of it, and were often recessed into a hole cut in the floor. A social gathering spot, family and friends would sit around the Kotatsu and share food and drink, a specially made blanket draped over their legs to keep the heat in.
In my design, I wanted to preserve the useful aspect and purpose of friends and family coming together and sharing food and drink. Hence, our Kotatsu/Tea Table comes with three interchangeable inserts. The black pebble stones (included) are a symbolic reference to the charcoal, while the other two inserts serve as a built-in trivet and cutting board. The latter two are finished with food safe, butcherblock oil, so like any wood cutting board or salad bowl you have in your kitchen, these can be hand washed in the sink and re-oiled as often as needed.
36”L x 36” W x 17” T $2400.00 plus shipping
40”L x 40” W x 17” T $2800.00 plus shipping
42”L x 32” W x 17” T $2800.00 plus shipping
Pebblestone Insert - Choose either contrasting or matching wood grain
Grill Insert - Choose either contrasting or matching wood grain
Solid Insert - Choose either contrasting or matching wood grain
Curly Maple top on Cherry & Walnut base.
40” x 40" square x 17" tall.