So the  1.8m square handmade dining table top is finally up! In consultation with the client we decided not to have my usual biscuit and peg jointing technique. As the top is made up of 8 quality oak boards, the amount of handmade wooden pegs/dowels needed to joint the top together would have been more like ‘join up the dots’ rather than ‘hey, what a fantastic grained oak top’.

So we’ve employed the ‘loose tongue’ technique (there’s a joke in there somewhere) and it’s worked bang on, belted & braced underneath for generations of use. Check out the picture. The base is coming next……………..