We were commissioned by a repeat customer to produce a striking and unique dining table to seat 8 guests, using the customers own reclaimed Iroko.
The Iroko had a former life as Sheffield University Science Lab desk top, and had been stored after the refurbishment of the University building for many years, ready to become a bespoke dining table.
Our customer wanted something more than just a rectangular, angled table top, so we sourced an organic and natural edged Elm board and began designing a playful interaction between both wood species, to work as one larger table.
Ollie hand selected the Elm board and produced a design which merged both the ‘old’ Iroko Boards and a ‘new’ Elm addition, using laser cut stainless steel ‘bowties’ or ‘dutchmen’.
These modern Stainless connectors fasten through the table top and bolt securely below. The connectors helped separate both pieces of wood visually, and serves the purpose to keep both boards surfaces aligned to ensure a good fit to the steel base.
The steel framed table base was designed and welded in house, with a modern styling. Steelwork finished in durable Black powder coat and the timber is finished in Clear Matt Osmo Oil.