My latest project was for an 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.
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.
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”.