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Bespoke Dining Table With Pedestal Base


Bespoke Dining Table

This recent commission was for a bespoke dining table with a pedestal style refectory base in solid Oak.

The Commission

The brief was that the Oak should be as rustic as possible whilst still maintaining functionality, but most importantly to give the appearance of still being in a ‘raw’ state eg not having the look of a finish being applied. I sourced some beautiful Oak with plenty of splits, knots, and loads of character. For the finish, I experimented with various products and a multitude of samples being posted to the client until eventually, we hit on the perfect one!


Here’s the comment from the client

Hi James,

The table is in situ!

Thank you so much! It looks absolutely stunning. We love it.

Will send a picture when I’ve tidied. Just need to get the dining chairs now.

Best wishes,
Andrea & Johnny

For those interested, here’s the link to our fledgeling sister site that highlight’s our live edge dining tables.



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A chap called me up to see if I was interested in some ‘old’ Elm boards. He told me the story of how they had been in his Father’s barn since he was knee high and had come from an old flour mill 200 hundred years old. The chap was now 87! He was still a sharp old chisel when it came to the price though.  However, I managed to make four bespoke handmade tables, of which this is one. It’s new home is Keston in Kent.

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As with most of my handmade tables, this 12ft refectory dining table was an absolute joy to work on. From the delightful and appreciative clients to the fantastic timber I was able to source, every part of the commission just felt so right……..the handmade Oak refectory table now has a wonderful home in Yorkshire.


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

Over-Hall Bespoke Oak Refectory Dining Table & Chairs

This commission for a large Bespoke  Oak Refectory style Dining Table complete with chairs.  Made in character Oak with ‘turned legs’ and rush seated Ash chairs to match. The worked top gives the table a lovely tactile feel which only usually come with decades of use. The oak refectory dining table and chairs now have a happy home in Lancashire.