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Tale of Brendan and Laura’s Luxury Dining Table

A Luxury Dining Table Like No Other

There’s something undeniably special about a luxury dining table. It’s not just a piece of furniture. It’s a gathering spot, a statement piece, and, in many cases, a family heirloom in the making.

This is the story of Brendan and Laura’s journey to create their dream table with us at Lumber Furniture.

Meet Brendan and Laura

Brendan and Laura, a delightful couple from Armadale, embarked on a grand adventure: building their dream home.

Like any great adventure, it came with its twists and turns. Originally slated for completion in March 2023, the build of their family home finally wrapped up in May 2024. But hey, good things come to those who wait, right?

The Vision: Portofino Timber Dining Table

Their vision? A custom-designed Portofino Timber Dining Table.

Crafted in beautiful American Oak, this table would be the centrepiece of their new home. The dimensions were precise: 1.3m wide, 3.6m long, and 76cm high. The finishing touch? A shadow line between the timber base and top, giving it a sleek, modern look.

Shadow Line

Patience and Perfection

Building a home is stressful enough without having to worry about your furniture arriving on time.

So, when Brendan and Laura’s timeline shifted, we happily adjusted ours. We held the build and rescheduled to align with their move-in date. After all, perfection takes time.

Why American Oak?

American Oak is a classic choice for a reason.

It’s strong, durable, and has a timeless appeal. For Brendan and Laura, it was love at first sight. The rich grain and warm tones perfectly complemented their vision for a modern yet cosy dining space.

The Ladder Frame Advantage

Now, let’s talk about the **ladder frame**. What’s the big deal? Well, for starters, a ladder frame provides exceptional support.

It distributes weight evenly, reducing the risk of sagging over time. Plus, it adds a unique architectural element to the table. Functional and stylish – what’s not to love?

Creating a high-end ladder frame for a timber dining table is a task that only the most skilled furniture makers can undertake.

Ladder Frame Lumber Furniture

This intricate process demands not only advanced technical skills but also a deep understanding of timber properties and joinery techniques.

Crafting a ladder frame involves precise measurements and cuts, ensuring each piece aligns perfectly to provide both structural integrity and aesthetic appeal.


Ladder Frame Lumber Furniture

The complexity of this design requires experience in handling various types of timber, knowledge of wood movement, and the ability to foresee and address potential challenges.

Such craftsmanship is the result of years of dedication and practice, making it a hallmark of true expertise in the field of high-end furniture making.

The Build: Behind the Scenes

Creating a custom table is like painting a masterpiece. It starts with selecting the perfect pieces of timber. Then comes the meticulous crafting process. Every cut, every joint, every oil coat is done with precision and care.

We documented the entire journey, capturing behind-the-scenes moments from start to finish. Each stage of the build was an exciting milestone, from the first cut to the final polish.

Ladder Frame Portofino Laura

Bringing the Vision to Life

The day finally arrived. Brendan and Laura’s table was ready. Laura and Brendan said It was more than just a table – it was the culmination of their vision, our craftsmanship, and countless hours of work.

American Oak table top
Portofino Table Frame

The Perfect Fit

In their spectacular new home, the Portofino Timber Dining Table took centre stage. It was the perfect fit, both in terms of style and space.

The shadow line detail added a touch of sophistication, and the ladder frame provided the sturdy foundation needed for years of family dinners, holiday feasts, and impromptu gatherings.

Portofino Dining Table

Celebrating the Journey

Working with Brendan and Laura was a joy. Their patience, vision, and trust in us made the project a success.

We’re thrilled to have been part of their journey and can’t wait to see the memories they’ll create around their new dining table.

See the Transformation

We are excited to share photos of the table in Brendan and Laura’s new home.



Check out our Instagram @lumber_furniture and Facebook @lumberfurniture for a visual feast. You won’t want to miss these stunning images.

Your Turn to Dream

Inspired by Brendan and Laura’s story? Dreaming of your own custom dining table?

We’re here to make it happen.

Contact us at enquiries@lumberfurniture.com.au to start your journey. Let’s create something beautiful together.

Building a luxury dining table is more than a project; it’s a passion. At Lumber Furniture, we pour our hearts into every piece, ensuring it’s not just furniture but a work of art. Join us in creating the next masterpiece.

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