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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.

 

 

Handmade Dining Table

Bespoke Refectory Table

Bespoke Dining Table

Handmade Refectory Dining Table

Solid Oak Dining Table

Bespoke Handmade Oak Dining Table

Beautiful Bespoke Dining Table

Bespoke Bulbous Leg Oak Dining Table

Bespoke Pippy Oak Extending Dining Table

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The Project

My latest project was for an Oak extending dining table, commissioned by a family who is 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.

Consultation

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 seat placings to 12.

The table is as unique as the timber used and has its 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 into 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.

Completion

You can see the table in it’s the 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

Handmade Tables For Sale

Pippy Oak Slab with Charcoal Metal Base

Pippy Oak Slab with Charcoal Metal Base

Hi All,

Just a quick note to say that the photos of the handmade tables due for sale are now up on the……….. ‘For Sale‘ page!

Bespoke Handmade Table in Pippy Oak

In this recent blog, I’m going to take you through some of the processes required to create a beautiful bespoke handmade extending refectory style table in pippy Oak. Here at Quercus Furniture it is our aim to use only the finest materials. The chosen timbers are sourced and selected personally to ensure quality and that they match, as close as possible, the client requirements and vision.

The clients had fallen in love with some images of pippy Oak tables on my website and required the handmade table to be extending and in  a refectory table style. After a few phone calls to my local sawyers and saw mills and a couple of visits I was delighted to discover some beautiful pippy Oak boards that are going to be perfect for the commission.

After being in the kiln for a couple of weeks to bring the moisture content down to a workable 10 – 12 percent, the boards for the bespoke handmade table in pippy Oak commission were delivered to my workshop to begin the project.

First job is to size the boards using the good old chalk line and skill saw (Oh for a table saw).

Photo’s are coming but I’m having a glitch uploading them at the moment!!

Ok, so I’ve managed to post some photos of the pippy Oak boards in their raw state. (somehow they’ve ended up at the top of the blog!! I’ll take another lesson….).

At first glance they made not look like much, but I’ll stick my neck out and say they will turn in to thing of beauty. The bespoke handmade table in pippy Oak project begins.

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Pippy Oaks Boards

Pippy Oak board

Chalking out pippy boards

Pippy Oak

Chalk line

The big board

Bespoke handmade table.

The big cut

The first cut is the

Oak Boards

Bespoke Handmade Table

Handmade table in pippy oak, reclaimed oak base

The handmade table in pippy (cats paw) oak with  the trestle style  reclaimed oak base commission is finished and awaiting delivery. Thank you for reading my blog http://www.quercus-furniture.co.uk/our-blog/

Handmade table in pippy (cats paw) oak, reclaimed oak base.

Hi All, welcome to my handmade table with pippy oak top and reclaimed oak base here at http://www.quercus-furniture.co.uk/ blog. The trestle style dining table base took quite an effort for my humble bandsaw to slice through, but hey, we needed a new blade anyway. The dining table base slabs are 100mm thick and held together by 2 top rails and 1 centre stretcher with knock through wedges. I’ve attached some images of the dining table base, along with the rough pippy oak timber I’m going to use for the handmade table top. The handmade table top is going to be jointed using the ‘loose tongue’ technique described in my earlier blogs. The table top ends are going to be cleated or what is also known as ‘breadboard end’. This is basically a mortise and tenon joint. Usually only the central section is glued, with the whole piece being held together mechanically with the use of screws  in slotted holes to allow for seasonal movement. More discussion on this subject at a later date. I’m also very happy to receive comments on all kinds of jointing techniques from any one out there.  I’ll get some more pictures up once the bespoke table is together. Let me know what you think.