Field to barn…
barn to kiln…
kiln to workshop…
workshop to farmhouse kitchen.
A mighty oak transformed into an equally mighty table.
Last autumn I was commissioned to make a table from an oak tree that had fallen on the owners Devon farm
The design brief was for a traditional refectory table, large enough to seat eight comfortably.
During the design phase I discussed with the client how we could take inspiration from the work carried out daily on the farm into the table. We decided on using the curve of the hay rake for the leg shape, this would give
an elegant profile and create a lightness to balance the generous proportions of the table top.
So without further ado, here's a brief photo journal of the build, check out the gallery section to see the final images.
A big thank you to fellow maker Chris Hinks for his help and attention to detail in transforming the massive boards into a fine table.