Oak & Iron Furniture - A Magnificent Table for a Switzerland Chalet

We were recently commissioned to create a magnificent table which is now set up its home in Switzerland. To discuss your bespoke furniture requirements, please contact us and we'll see what we can create for you.

The concept was for a huge oak dining table with a swept X shaped leg and chunky top with a rustic look for the edges which we sketched in 3D before we quoted for it.

The process of making a table like this involves some careful planning and picking of the correct types of oak and fittings for the job.

Starting with the complicated problem of cutting the legs into a swept shape, we cut them from 4" x 6" square chunks of sustainable kiln dried oak and attaching the huge cross beam which serves to tie the two ends together.

The ends were bolted together using traditional methods and were left slightly loose so as to allow for the pedestal to settle and set on a flat surface for the top to sit on.

The bolts were capped with more oak to cover the workings of the table. These were later sanded carefully in order that the oil we used to finish the table took beautifully and left everything looking perfect.

We then made the oak top, which had to be carefully constructed to consider the weight of the table in totality. We had worked out that making it 4" thick would mean the table would weigh more than 500 kilos, and this would simply be too heavy, so we decided to make a 2" thick top and create a beautiful capped edge at the ends to finish it off.

It was also necessary to house the base on to the top so that it all fitted together.

A lot of time was spent finishing the table with our environmentally friendly wax oil to complete the look.

The results were stunning and we were delighted with the table. The customer promised to send us pictures of the table when it was finally installed in his chalet in Switzerland and we're so pleased to receive these pictures and show everyone the work.

To discuss your bespoke projects with us, please contact us, we'd be delighted to hear from you!