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Many of our Southwest Tables are made from locally harvested New Mexico Alligator Juniper. The Alligator Juniper tree has grey bark that grows in squares that resemble the alligator scales for which it is commonly named.
The wood of this special tree has marvelous character in its grain lines. It is native to the high mesa regions of New Mexico and Arizona with a few in Texas and California. There are very few stands of these trees. They are not endangered, but they are fairly rare. The trees have been known to live for as long as 2500 years, can grow to heights of 65 feet and can reach a diameter of over 7′.
All of the southwest dining pieces that you see on our website are true works of art. The artisan that creates these beautiful one of a kind pieces takes great care in harvesting the wood from the Gila National Forest in Southwestern New Mexico. The wood comes from either standing dead or fallen dead trees only which have been dead for many years and have been naturally dried. A good portion of these types of trees are taken and sold for firewood.
We carry many different types of exciting furniture from Southwest style sofas, loveseats, sectionals and chairs that you can custom design by picking your own fabrics and/or cowhides and finishes to totally unique tables of all sorts made from Alligator Juniper with inlaid turquoise and a selection of the most amazing legs you will ever see. Any of these furniture styles can be custom made to your specifications. Browse through the many pages of the different styles and pick out the pieces that you like best then give us a call and we will help get your piece of furniture made for you just the way you want it. Don\’t let shipping be a deterent. We have the best rates in the industry and you will be surprised how reasonable it is to get not just one, but a whole room full of furniture to your door. Give us a call and let us show you what we mean. We can be reached at 505-424-3231.