The making of oak table with white concrete

The clients wanted a table that reflected their London apartment’s contemporary exposed concrete and steel structured interior. Firstly, rough sketches were made then further dialogue followed with scale drawings showing different curves and angles to the legs. At the same time several samples of different shades of concrete were cast for the client to choose.

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The concrete in the moulds is left to dry for several days before removing from the mould.

The concrete is taken out of the mould and left to dry further. The steel bolts running through are for strength but also to attach the curved oak leg uprights.

The finished result - the oak is finished with an application of Lye to bleach the surface followed by 2 coats of Raw Osmo oil to further lighten the oak and then a clear matt oil. Dimensions 260cm x 105cm.

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