Refectory table

Materials: Solid oak sourced from the owners Devon farm and a spot of English walnut for the through tenon detail

Our take on the classic refectory table. The brief was to deliver a family table that would sit at home in a farmhouse kitchen and last generations. The leg profile is influenced by traditional hay rakes and speaks to the cycle of the seasons. The oak grew on the farm and provided animals with shelter
and food for many years. It fell in 2010 and after years of curing has been transformed into a family table, a place for sharing and good conversation at the heart of the home.  

Technical notes: The table is made from solid oak with the top weighing
in at a hefty 60mm thickness, the table is designed to move and adjust to the seasons and changing temperatures in the room. The traditional hand-cut joints provide tolerance for movement whilst keeping the table solid. Through tenons connect the top to mortised holes in the legs which are then pegged to secure the top.

Not a single nail or screw was used.

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