This Coffee table is a perfect addition to a contemporary living room.
Made from reclaimed French Wagon oak, this Coffee table is a perfect addition to a contemporary living room.
The Oak used in this coffee table once served as flooring and walls of French Railway Wagons. When we first get our hands on the Oak boards they are black with soot from the old steam trains. Hiding under that soot lays a timber full of characterful burls, knots and cracks. Time has allowed the soot to seep into the cracks and holes highlighting them in jet black. The larger blackened holes in some of the pieces are from red hot rivets burning through the timber to join them to the steel wagon frames. That's how they fixed the boards in the days before mechanical drills were portable or practical enough to do the job. The charred edges of these holes tells us the story of their past. This table sits on our sturdy folded steel ‘Jam legs’. Black rivets help to draw attention to the folds in the steel. The gloss white legs contrast with the deep amber tones of the knotted timber.
We finished this table in a hard wearing satin polyurethane varnish. We also offer a beeswax finish with our own recipe 100% natural beeswax polish. Each table we make uses reclaimed timber which has its own unique character.
The table top is 4cm thick solid timber. Also available as 75cm x 75cm for more compact settings.
Delivery is free for mainland UK. Please contact us for Europe or international shipping quotes.