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 specialise 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.

Bespoke Pippy Oak Extending Dining Table

My latest project was for an extending dining table, commissioned by a family who are currently renovating an 18th Century cottage which is having a contemporary style kitchen fitted. They required something in keeping with the age and character of the cottage but also in fitting with the new inside style and decor.

After consultation, we jointly agreed upon a traditional refectory style table in solid pippy English Oak with plenty of character but maintaining a  clean line look rather than the more traditional rustic approach.

So the agreed commission was for a Pippy Oak Extending Dining Table. The main table seats 8 formally, adding the extension leafs brings the number of seatings to 12.

The table is as unique as the timber used and has it’s own natural identity which is formed from the beautiful pip and grain character of the Oak. Main table dimensions are 2.4m x 900mm. When extended the overall length is 3.3m.

The extending dining table arms are integral to the table base, so maybe pushed in to the base when not in use. The extension leaves can also be  stored separately when they are not in use.

One particular challenge was to maintain the light pale colour of the Oak chosen for the project which was required by the client. To achieve this, a clear hard wax oil was used as the finishing product, completed by a natural hard beeswax.

You can see the table in it’s new setting in the pictures below which clearly show the natural beauty of the wood and the clean finish that the clients desired.  The clients were incredibly happy with their table and this was their response – “Hi James – Just wanted to say WE LOVE OUR TABLE, thank you sooooooo much”.

Pippy Oak Table

Large Oak Dining Table

Extending Oak Table

Pippy Oak Table

Large Oak Table

Main Table

Bespoke Pippy Oak Extending Dining Table

Table Extension Arms

Pippy Oak

Bespoke Oak Table

Large Oak Table

Extending Oak Dining Table

Pippy Oak Table

Extended Dining Table

Bespoke Handmade Live Edge Oak Dining Table

Live Edge Oak Table with Metal Base

Bespoke Handmade Live Edge Oak Dining Table

Large Live Edge Dining Table

Butterfly Jointed Oak Top

Pippy Oak Live Edge Table

Handmade Live Edge Dining Table Metal Base

Natural Edge Oak Dining Table

3 Board Pippy Oak Dining Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a recent commission for a bespoke handmade live edge Oak dining table. The table was designed with a contemporary slate grey metal base to compliment the organic 3 board ‘pippy Oak’ top. A further decorative detail is the ‘butterfly jointing’ in the top surface to stabilise a split in the central Oak board.

The pippy Oak top exhibits plenty of ‘character’ with a wonderful grain pattern running through. The 2 outer boards were from the same plank, cut in half length-ways and then a central board spliced in to bring the whole dining table top out to the desired width. The table dimensions are 2.5m length x 950mm width x 770mm height with a 40mm thick pippy Oak top.

Handmade Extending Oak Table

Handcrafted extending oak table

Handmade Extending Oak Table

Handmade Oak Extending Table

Extending Oak Dining Table

Large Oak Dining Table

Large Oak Extending Dining TableHi All

The latest commission is this handmade extending Oak table. The main table dimensions are 2.4m x 1.15m to seat 8 comfortably. Then with 2 removable leafs, extending to 3.3m to seat 12.

Timber used is 1st grade solid character Oak with a 40mm thick top.