Apologies I’ve been away for a while what with the busy workload and other stuff that’s been really great. However to the update for my clients bespoke handmade table in solid oak with intricate bulbous legs. All has gone very well if a bit nervy with the leg shape cutting on the band-saw!! All leg ‘plant’ timber was planed and glued up straight away to avoid any movement which would have created weakness in the section. Once dry the leg was marked out to the desired shape on all 4 sides the the band-sawing began. As each side was sawn to shape the off cut was pinned back on so the leg could be rotated, the same for each side until all four sides were finished. Off cuts were then knocked off and the sanding process began. The bulbous legs were then mortise and tennoned into the top and bottom bearers which in turn were fixed to the centre stretcher and the top side rails to complete the oak. See photos.
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We are in love with our new table and want to thank you so much for creating something so special for us.
Dear JamesI just wanted to say thank you very much for the beautiful side tables you made for me. Your help and advice in making sure that they fitted into the room so well, both in size and looks was invaluable, and the compliments they have received prove that your craftsmanship is second to none.Once again, thank you.Elizabeth
Your tables and chairs look wonderful and attract much praise. Thanks
The table arrived this morning – it is absolutely beautiful thank you very much we are absolutely delighted with it.All the very best,Sandra and Dave
Christine & Stephen
Thank you very much for creating such a unique and wonderful table. We wanted something special to enhance our new home and were not disappointed. The grain of wood has been expertly crafted to match throughout the table turning it also into a piece of art. We are always receiving compliments. Thank you also for your help and advice in choosing the right table for us.
Bearing in mind we have never met, been to the workshop or inspected any of
your work other than the website, I can only say that your interpretation of
what we were seeking was “spot on”.
We absolutely adore the table and
chairs and so do all the people, French and English alike, who come to have
a meal with us at the house. Without fail they all compliment on the
quality and most of all, how comfortable the chairs are, even after a 4 hour
I have some other projects in mind for you James when time and funds permit.
Nev & Roni
Thank for our beautiful table and designing exactly what we wanted. The way the wood grain has been brought out is amazing – we love it. It’s the perfect size for lots of friends, a big roast dinner and some fine wine.
Not the best of pictures but to show you that it is here safe and sound.. When the curtains go up I will take some more and send them… I am so delighted with it, it is the most perfect color and the chairs are wonderful… Thank you James….Let me know if you want me to write something for your ‘ delighted customer’ page…. Julia
Mike & Gill
I want to thank you for the beautiful rustic elm table you built me; my wife was especially impressed with the time and patience you showed in making sure we got the right colouring and size to fit the room we wanted to put it in. I was also extremely happy with the oak table you built me too, the grain in the wood looks beautiful when the sun catches it. Thanks again.
We absolutely love our table. Thanks you so much. The dimensions are just right, it really suits the room to have something so wide. The finish is beautiful, and you have done a great job. It is a pleasure dealing with someone who takes such obvious pride in their work. Thanks you so much.