In addition to the standard California Series, J.R.F.S also produces a limited number of special edition California desks and tables every year. The wood for these pieces is selected from the highest grade of heavily-figured Claro walnut. Most of this rare lumber becomes reserved for instrument making, gunstocks, or veneer, but we think a showcase piece for your home is the most noble use.

Limited Edition California pieces also feature a sculptural cantilevered base made from native oak treated with a natural vinegar stain to achieve a charcoal-colored patina. Every extra step is taken in the construction and finishing to ensure these pieces are “museum quality” works of functional art that will only appreciate in value. Early J. Rusten pieces have already been offered for sale on the secondary art market.

california table small 4

Like the standard California Series, Limited Edition California pieces are available in a large desk size, medium desk, medium coffee table, and small coffee table. Additionally, a bar-height version of the large desk can be custom ordered. Pricing is available upon request and reflects the scarcity and expense of this precious wood, and the time demanded to create the sculptural base and meticulously-wrought detailing.

Bar-height wine “tasting table”.

Limited Edition California tables are finished with a low-toxic oil/varnish mixture. Personal delivery is free to destinations in the San Francisco bay area, and just $100 anywhere within the state of California. For shipping/delivery rates outside of California, email for a quote. Please allow 10-12 weeks for creation/delivery.

Raw oak base before vinegar solution.