Joinery > Farmhouse Table
KITCHEN TABLE FOR A FARMHOUSE IN DORSET
Main Contractor: Ken Biggs Contractors Ltd
Our client required an individual kitchen table to take pride of place in the centre of a spacious kitchen which is situated within the heart of a beautifully restored former farmhouse. Its purpose was to be of practical use in food preparation and serving along with ample storage space for kitchen utensils.
The proportions of the table had to be of a large scale to match its surroundings and also act as a focal point at the centre of a busy family kitchen.
The chosen timber to be used for the project was European Oak. The timber was sourced from a local hardwood specialist who stock PEFC certified timber which falls within the European umbrella for sustainable timber supplies.
The sculpted feet carry the weight of the large 150mm diameter turned Oak legs, which are separated by traditional mortise and tenoned rails that support the lower level storage platform. Solid Oak drawer boxes were constructed using traditional dovetailed joints and located on soft close heavy duty drawer runners, double acorn style Oak knobs were then added to complement the farmhouse look. Wide boards were carefully selected for the top which measured 3800mm long and to a width of 1350mm, the ends of which have been tenoned to receive an end capping secured with Oak pegs.
Due to the overall size and weight it was decided that the table would be constructed in three sections and assembled on site. Care was taken to position the table over electrical cables which run through a hole drilled in the centre of one of the turned legs and feed the power to the stainless steel sockets located at each end. After final construction the table was given a final sanding down and inspection before being finished with three coats of Trip Trapp oil to provide an authentic look.