Jessica and Daniel spoke to us, late last year in relation to some ideas they had for a bespoke dining room table. After completing the build of their new house they touched base again with us to work out how we could handcraft an oval table with metal legs.
Jessica and Daniel wanted to use local recycled Messmate timber, and we were able to source this recycled timber from an old house in Melbourne after it was demolished, it was used as roof trusses. The Messmate we found had a lovely rich brown/peachy colour to it full of nail holes and with some of the typical gum vain character you would expect.
After numerous mathematical calculations to ensure the table would have a final visually appealing oval shape, whilst at the same time making sure all diners had ample room to enjoy their meal, Colm began work on the table.
After clamping and gluing the table top, work began on the roughing out of the oval shape, filling in small old nail holes and sanding the table top to bring out the grain. Colm then sealed the table with oil/wax to ensure a beautiful finish was created.
Colm used 75mm box steel in the fabrication of the legs, again more his finest high school math was required, trigonometry this time to get the correct angle for the legs, ensuring each dining guest would be comfortable sitting around the table. The legs were welded, and cleaned back for a smooth finish. Completed by powder coating in a mat black colour.
Due to the weight of the table top around 120kg, the table legs and top are designed to come apart using countersunk bolts under the table top for easier transportation.