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Here at Oak & Iron we love taking on making bespoke furniture for our customers, and as such I’d like to show you a project that we recently completed for two customers who wanted a large dining table built for their new home.
To start with, we discuss the sizes and specifications that the customer has, and then draw it up for them in 3D. This gives us all a visual and real documented set of sizes to work from, and from which we can make necessary changes.
In this case, we had two separate ideas for the pedestal and drew two illustrations for the customer to choose from for this dining table.
Once we had all agreed on the design, we personally went to the local wood yard to hand pick oak for the job. It does depend on the specific requirements, but we prefer to choose oak which is tactile and has the most character.
This means picking logs which have more knots and features. The oak at the yard is sometimes dried outside; leaving it there gives it an almost black hue as it dries. You would see this kind of oak on Tudor houses.
In our workshop the oak is planed flat which reveals the incredible quality of the wood just beneath the surface and gets it ready to be built into an incredible dining table.
The huge oak beams for the table base are engineered into the correct shape, which is bolted together using heavy duty fixings.
The dining table top is then constructed into a flat surface, conforming to the natural shape of the oak; leaving a rustic, natural but modern edge.
Once the whole table has been fine sanded and finished, we apply our wax oil finish to the table which makes the features of the oak shine through.
Finally the table is brought to the house and our delighted customers.
So why not start your dream project today with us at Oak & Iron Furniture?