oak and glass dining table
The customer’s brief for the design of this oak and glass dining table was to create a contemporary yet traditional piece reflecting the modern design of their beautiful new-build eco house.
The timber comes from branches of a 200 year old oak that died standing in a meadow on the National Trust Ashridge Estate some 20 years ago. Natural weathering through the seasons has created the gorgeous colouring and characteristics that are brought to the fore and featured on the leg frames.The legs are half lap-jointed at 110 / 70 degrees and pegged with 18mm oak dowels. These in turn are locked together and secured by the pegged and tenoned stretcher bar.
The glass top is 10mm toughened Pilkington’s Optiwhite low iron clear. This is especially suited for use as a table top due to the lack of any colour or tint. It sits flush to the leg frame and is secured with stainless steel fixing plates that are glued to underside of the glass using a clear silicone adhesive and recessed into corresponding holes on the top of each leg.