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How Much Does A Timber Dining Table Cost?

If you're considering a custom-made timber dining table, you're probably wondering about the cost.

At Lumber Furniture, we've been crafting beautiful, bespoke timber dining tables for over a decade.

Our experience allows us to provide detailed insights into the factors that influence the price of a custom-made dining table. In this blog, we'll break down these factors to help you understand what to expect.

Factors Affecting the Cost of a Custom-Made Timber Dining Table

The cost of a custom-made timber dining table depends on several factors, including:

- Timber Type
- Table Size
- Design Complexity
- Finish and Detailing
- Lead Time
- Delivery and Installation

Let's explore each factor in detail.

Price Ranges for Custom-Made Timber Dining Tables

To give you a rough idea, here are some price ranges based on timber type and size:

- American Walnut:
  - Small: $3,000 - $5,000
  - Medium: $5,000 - $8,000
  - Large: $8,000 - $12,000
  - Extra Large: $12,000 - $15,000+

- Oak:
  - Small: $2,500 - $4,000
  - Medium: $4,000 - $6,500
  - Large: $6,500 - $9,500
  - Extra Large: $9,500 - $12,000+

- Reclaimed Timber:
  - Small: $3,500 - $6,000
  - Medium: $6,000 - $9,000
  - Large: $9,000 - $13,000
  - Extra Large: $13,000 - $16,000+

- Australian Hardwoods:
  - Small: $2,800 - $4,500
  - Medium: $4,500 - $7,500
  - Large: $7,500 - $10,500
  - Extra Large: $10,500 - $13,500+

These ranges are indicative. The final price depends on the specific details of your project.

Timber Type

The type of timber you choose significantly impacts the cost. Here's a look at some popular options:

American White OakAmerican Walnut

- American Walnut: Known for its rich colour and grain, it’s a premium choice.
- American White Oak (below photo): Durable and versatile, oak is a premium choice.
- Reclaimed Timber: Eco-friendly and unique.
- Australian Hardwoods: Includes Jarrah, Tasmanian Oak, and Blackbutt.

American Oak Dining Table

Prices vary based on availability and quality.

Each timber type has its unique characteristics and price range.

Table Size

The size of your dining table will directly affect the cost. Larger tables require more materials and labour. Consider these common sizes:

- Small (Seats 4-6): Generally more affordable.
- Medium (Seats 6-8): A popular choice for families.
- Large (Seats 8-10): Ideal for entertaining.
- Extra Large (Seats 10-12): A statement piece. (Photo below is 1.4m W x 3.2m L x 76cm H 

Custom sizes can be made to fit your specific space and needs.

Design Complexity

The design complexity influences both material and labour costs. Simple designs are more cost-effective, while intricate details add to the price. Key design elements include:

- Tabletop Thickness: Thicker tops are more expensive.
- Edge Profiles: Options like bevelled, bullnose, or live edge.
- Base Design: Simple legs vs. intricate pedestal or trestle bases.
- Joinery Techniques: Traditional joinery adds craftsmanship and cost.

A well-designed table balances aesthetics and functionality.

Design below is our St Tropez dining table. With the semi circle ends and the solid timber circular legs which includes a ladder frame, this table table is one of our more labour intensive designs and requires a highly skilled furniture maker to build it. 

St Tropez Dining Table

At the affordable price range is our Montana Dining Table, King Dining Table, Monarch Dining Table , Allegre Dining Table

Monarch Dining Table in Blackbutt


Least expensive solid timber dining tables from our range would be the 27mm thick Reclaimed Dining Table and the Bespoke Dining Table as pictured below. 

Finish and Detailing

The finish and detailing contribute to the table's final look and feel. This includes:

- Stain or Natural Finish: Stains can enhance the timber’s colour, while natural finishes highlight the wood’s natural beauty.
- Protective Coatings: Oil, lacquer, or polyurethane for durability.
- Custom Detailing: Inlays, carvings, or unique distressing techniques.

High-quality finishes ensure your table stands the test of time.

Lead Time

Our standard build time is 10-12 weeks from receipt of deposit. We also offer an express build option of 6-8 weeks with full payment on some products. Faster turnaround times can increase the cost due to prioritising resources and labour.

Delivery and Installation

Delivery and installation are crucial for a seamless experience. We deliver and install throughout Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Canberra. Costs vary based on location and table size. Professional delivery ensures your table arrives safely and is correctly assembled.

Custom-Made Timber Dining Table Examples

Here are some of our popular designs:

- Monarch Dining Table: A blend of classic and contemporary styles, perfect for any dining space.
- Reclaimed Dining Table: Each table has a unique story, crafted from stunning reclaimed timber.
- Empire Dining Table: A massive, impressive piece, often made from American Black Walnut.

Tips for Choosing Your Custom-Made Timber Dining Table

Consider these tips to make an informed decision:

- Define Your Budget: Knowing your budget helps narrow down choices.
- Measure Your Space: Ensure the table fits well in your dining area.
- Choose the Right Timber: Consider durability, maintenance, and aesthetics.
- Think About Functionality: Will you use it for daily meals, entertaining, or both?
- Consult with Experts: Our team can guide you through the process.

Benefits of a Custom-Made Timber Dining Table

Investing in a custom-made timber dining table offers several benefits:

- Unique Design: Tailored to your preferences and space.
- High-Quality Craftsmanship: Built to last with attention to detail.
- Personal Connection: Be part of the design and building process.
- Sustainable Choice: Choose eco-friendly timbers and finishes.

A custom-made timber dining table is an investment in quality, design, and functionality

While the cost can vary based on several factors, understanding these elements helps you make an informed decision. At Lumber Furniture, we pride ourselves on crafting beautiful, bespoke dining tables that become the heart of your home.

Contact us today to start your custom-made timber dining table journey.

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