Oak refectory table

This table has been inspired by a medieval table we have had in our family for some years. I have always admired the simplicity & proportion of this table & its ability to accommodate 8 sitters with ease , the table being  56 x 26 inches.The pedestal design minimises interference with the sitters legs, although as children we used to rest our feet on the the cross bar as generations had before us resulting in a wonderfully worn top edge!

I have tried to interpret the original ( much of the detail is missing  in our old table) without resorting to a pastiche ( not trying to imitate the aged black oak of the original) as this is a new table!

Constructed  of Italian oak with traditional joinery throughout.

Oak Table

Side view of oak table

Foot detail

Foot detail

Cross member datail

Cross member datail

Peg detail

Peg detail