Reclaimed Timber Dining Table

John Ryan's Reclaimed Timber Dining Table

In the heart of Melbourne, Lumber Furniture stands as a testament to craftsmanship and dedication. When John Ryan approached us with a unique request for a reclaimed timber dining table, we were thrilled to take on the challenge. This blog post follows the journey of creating a bespoke piece for John, highlighting the beauty of reclaimed timber.

You can see pricing for Reclaimed timber tables in 2.7cm thick or with an edge up to 6cm thick

Locating the Perfect Timber

Matt, with his keen eye for detail, scoured a local demolition site to find the perfect timber for John's dining table. After careful consideration, he selected a set of reclaimed boards that would create a stunning 1.2m wide by 3m long table. These boards, rich in history and character, were about to be transformed into a piece that would grace John's home for years to come.

The Transformation Process

Before the transformation could begin, the reclaimed timber needed some preparation. Matt meticulously de-nailed each board, removing approximately 300 nails to ensure a smooth surface. With the boards ready, he then thicknessed them to a uniform size and joined them using large dominoes. This method not only ensured a strong bond but also allowed the natural beauty of the timber to shine through.

Revealing the Natural Beauty

As the table top took shape, the natural features of the reclaimed timber began to emerge. Knots, grains, and imperfections that tell a story of a previous life added to the table's character. To enhance these features and ensure durability, Matt decided to fill any voids with resin. This process not only added strength but also created a stunning visual effect, highlighting the uniqueness of each board.

The Final Touches

After the resin work was complete, the table went through a series of sanding and oiling processes. This not only brought out the natural lustre of the timber but also added a protective layer, ensuring the table would withstand the test of time. The final result was a breathtaking reclaimed timber dining table, 5cm thick, that exceeded John's expectations.

John's Joy

When John saw the completed table in his home, he was overjoyed. The table not only fit perfectly in his space but also added a touch of warmth and character to his dining area. The photos of the table in John's home are a testament to the beauty and craftsmanship that went into creating it.

John Ryan's reclaimed timber dining table is more than just a piece of furniture; it's a story. It's a story of craftsmanship, dedication, and the beauty of reclaimed timber. At Lumber Furniture, we take pride in creating bespoke pieces that not only meet but exceed our client's expectations. John's table is a perfect example of this, and we look forward to creating more unique pieces for our clients in the future.

This blog post is a reflection of our dedication to craftsmanship and our commitment to creating unique pieces for our clients. John's reclaimed timber dining table is a testament to the beauty of reclaimed timber and the skill of our founder, Matt. We hope this blog post inspires you to consider reclaimed timber for your next furniture piece, and we look forward to the opportunity to create something special for you.

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