More frequently asked questions about our antique and made to measure pine furniture
A customer was asking about our round pine tables made from old pine boards:
"We are definitely interested in having a table which has the same rustic look as you have achieved in this photo and with a table top of this sort of thickness. Is that what you called old battered floorboard or something in between? As a matter of interest do you recall what dimension this example is? If ours is bigger would the underside dimensions change in ratio to the top or stay the same? We are hoping that the legs will not get in the way of people sitting too much, whilst retaining stability.
Your price and terms are fine. We will be looking to place the order in late March or early April for delivery a month later. In the meantime, would you be able to send me any close ups and descriptions of how the legs are attached to the table top, detail of the underside supporting framework, how the cross struts are fitted and what sort of finish you have on this particular table, which we would be looking to replicate.
It really looks excellent, just what we are after."
"Thank you for your inquiry. Below is a photo of the underside of the table. I believe this one was about 5.6" in diameter so yours would be a similar proportion. We always make the bases in proportion to the tops just for that reason (the table legs don't interfere with your legs).
As you can probably just about make out, there are a couple of stretchers coming out from the square structure (which joins the top of the legs together), which fix to the table top. These are to support the table across the grain of the top. The square structure is also attached to the table top using wooden blocks. There are no nails or glue holding the top on, just blocks and screws to allow for any slight expansion and contraction of the wood due to climate.
We can use similar boards to the one shown. Similar in patina, colour and thickness. I would call these a medium to clean board. The finish is our usual finish, sealing the wood first with a dilute varnish (to give some protection) and then a couple of coats of a nice mellow wax finish on top."