14 Seater Bespoke Handmade Table in Oak

Beautiful 16 seater oak handmade table with matching chairs

14 Seater Bespoke Handmade Table in Oak

Contemporary Handmade Dining Table in Oak

Beautiful we know. A lot of elbow grease went into this….

Contemporary Handmade Dining Table in Oak

Traditional Handmade Refectory Table in Oak

Traditional 10 Seater Handmade Oak Refectory Table

Traditional Handmade Refectory Table in Oak

Handmade Dark Elm Refectory Table

Handmade Elm Refectory Table with a dark rustic pitted finish.

Handmade Dark Elm Refectory Table

Bespoke Handmade Contemporary Ash Table

8 seater contemporary ash table with beautiful flaming grain.

Bespoke Handmade Contemporary Ash Table

Contemporary & Antique Furniture RestorationContemporary & Antique Furniture Restoration

Only traditional Antique Furniture Restoration methods and skills are used in our workshops, covering all aspects of furniture restoration and conservation. Whether a valuable antique or a piece of purely sentimental value, all pieces are treated with the same skill and attention to detail.

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Bespoke Handmade Tables crafted in Sussex for customers worldwide.

Quercus Furniture specialises in producing traditional and contemporary bespoke handmade tables using the finest reclaimed and sustainable timbers to our customers own specification, taste and requirements. Each handmade table is made using only traditional English craftsmanship and tools.

We also provide professional contemporary and antique furniture restoration and conservation.

Quercus Furniture was set up by James Fittall in 2007 after training and working with some of the most respected furniture makers and restorers in Kent and Sussex. Quercus is the Latin name for Oak.

Waney Edge Tables

Waney Edge Tables or Live Edge Tables are where a table edges are left in their natural form and shape; rather than cutting the edge straight.

It can be very difficult source the right wood that can been used for such a table top.

Here are a few examples of Waney Edge Tables we have been commissioned to make by our clients

Example of a Waney Edge Table

The image below shows a table with the natural edge of the tree trunk left in place. The knot is where a tree branch used to be. This is known as a Waney Edge or Live Edge

Waney Edge Table made from one single plank of Pippy Oak

When we found this slab in one of our suppliers yards, we just had to buy it as it was perfect for making a Waney Edge Table. The table top has no joins, the whole table top is made from a single piece of wood.

Here is the Pippy Oak plank when we started work on it. The Waney Edge Oak table dimensions are 2.95m long x 850mm to 900mm width x 50mm thick.

We recently sold the table to a client who chose to mount the table top on a metal base. This table is truly unique.

Waney Edge Table made from one single plank of Elm

This Waney Edge Elm table was commissioned several years ago. It is made from a magnificent slab of flamed English Elm.

The natural grain of Elm gives a stunning depth of colour; hence the name “Flamed English Elm”. You can also see where a large branch used to be.

Waney Edge Dining Table made from 3 boards of Oak

This Waney Edge Table is made from 3 boards from the same Oak Tree. We kept the waney edges from each side of the slab. By splitting the slab into 3 pieces, we were able to make a table to the exact width the client required.

You can also see that this table has a fairly straight waney edge. It really depends what the clients requirements are. We can source wood from various suppliers and can choose a slab that is suited to individual requirements.

Large Bespoke Oak Dining Table

Hi All,

I’ll let the client do the talking on this one.

The Client

James,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The oak table in the Arts and Crafts style you have created is absolutely STUNNING and even better than I had imagined. It really has the ‘WOW’ factor and fits perfectly into the new extension of our 1920s Arts and Crafts house. You have literally made my dream table a reality and I still smile every time I see it!

I literally scoured the internet for a table of the size and style we wanted but I could not find anything that compares to the quality of your incredible tables.

In addition, you have been so patient and thoughtful every step of the process; from discussing designs and sizes (numerous times) to creating and organising delivery. I particularly like the fact that you spent time considering all the various options and we have definitely ended up with the best possible outcome.

James, I am so glad you took on the project and I have always felt in safe hands; you don’t rush anything and you want to create the best for your customer. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants a unique, lovingly-crafted piece of furniture that will last a lifetime. We think you’ve done an amazing job and we will be admiring your craftsmanship with friends and family for many, many years to come…

Best wishes and 5 gold stars,

Arts & Crafts

Large Oak Dining Table With Cruciform Style Base


Tanja

 

Oak Slab Dining Table

Waney Edge Dining Table

Live Edge In Situ

Waney Edge Table

Live Edge In Situ 1

Oak Slab

Live Edge Dining 2

Oak slab table

Live Edge Dining 3

Waney oak slab

With Metal Base

Single slab Oak table

Industrial X Base

Character Oak

Waney Edge Oak Slab

Single Waney Edge Oak Slab Dining Table

Just Sanded Look

Waney Edge Oak Slab

Natural Finish

Bespoke Furniture 1

X Frame Metal Base

Beautiful oak slab dining table

Beautiful Oak S

The Top

A live edge Oak slab dining table was the request.

The client was specific in that the table should retain the natural raw beauty of the species Quercus Robur. With lots of character, knots and splits.

The Base

A lot of discussions went into the final design, look and feel of the base. Originally a simple style four leg wooden base was preferred.

However, after a few mockups and trials, none of the timber base ideas really stood out enough to highlight the nature of the character top and make a solid statement.

I’m fortunate to have some engineers, steel fabricators on site. So we sat down and some ideas together which I could present to the client. These included – square frame metal base, ‘A’ frame style, ‘T’ frame style and cruciform or ‘X’ frame design. These could either be painted to a colour of choice or left sanded down and lacquered to give an industrial feel. As you can see from the above photos, the client went straight for the industrial option.

I think the combination of the organic, natural look of the live edge Oak top with the X frame steel base gives the whole commission a wonderful standout conversation piece for the clients home.

Here’s their kind email on delivery –

Hi James,

I had to send you a note to say that the table is here and it is truly stunning! Everything we wanted & more so thank you for producing such a beautiful table that will literally last us a lifetime! I’m very excited about Kevin seeing it later on as I know he’ll love it! The legs are also perfect.

I assume there is not much we need to do to care for it?

I was also going to ask you what you used to seal the surface as I’ve got an oak top in our apartment in St Ives that we need to sand & seal?

Many thanks again.