When we made the first Turtle dining table a few years ago we knew, eventually, we'd add an all wood version in solid American black walnut. We love the shape of the steel-base of the original Turtle and we knew it would work in walnut too. And, if we do say so ourselves, we were right: the thing is beautiful. For this wood version, we've straightened the kink out of the top, making it a straight-up rectangle with radiused corners and slightly rounded edges. We're so happy with it that we're scheming a dinner-party/photo-shoot with this handsome table as the guest of honor. We just need to decide on the right spot (the Tillmans have a couple ideas . . . ), set the date, and arrange a trade with our favorite photographer (dinner and some Roadrunner chairs, perhaps?) and it's on.