New Wenge tray

January 15th, 2011

If you’ve ever been to the store and seen our big work desk, you might have noticed some beautiful traditional key joints at the end of the table. Those wooden joints are made from my favorite exotic wood – wenge.

A lot of the mid century Danish wood workers like Jens Quistgaard made some beautiful objects using wenge, this specific piece Quistgaard designed by Danish company Kronjyden. The tray doesn’t necessarily have the same finesse as the wenge pieces he did for Dansk later, but the price was right and the grain was beautiful.

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  1. I love Wenge, had no clue Jens made anything in it. That is a beautiful tray. Actually, besides Teak and the occasional rosewood I’m always surprised to see Danish Modern in other woods.


    16 Jan 11 at 10:50 am

  2. Some of the best things Quistgaard did was for an early line called the Dansk rare woods series. Of course, the wenge pieces are the most striking!

    John & Juli

    18 Jan 11 at 11:25 am

  3. What a wonderful grain. Indeed quite a rarity, most of the Danish 50s and 60s things are made of teak.


    18 Jan 11 at 11:56 am

  4. I will be looking out for any of these “Dansk rare woods series” pieces.. sounds really interesting.


    18 Jan 11 at 10:03 pm

  5. Found this.. Very very cool..


    19 Jan 11 at 10:20 am

  6. Wow this link also has a collection of old Dansk catalogs to look at! The 1964 catalog shows all of the Rarewoods variations!

    John & Juli

    19 Jan 11 at 11:44 am

  7. Didn’t notice that.. wow I have a lot of printing to do..
    My parents have many pieces from that pre-1964 catalog..
    The Flamestone series, Odin cutlery and a few kobenstyle pieces.


    19 Jan 11 at 12:37 pm

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