Tree to Table

Making your Table

The following pages illustrate the process we go through in order to produce your table. Each stage is unique and brings your table closer to the finished piece.

Sourcing our wood

Sourcing our wood

Milling wood

Milling wood

Drying the wood

Drying the wood

Natural irregularites are part of the wood

Natural irregularites

Colours and finishes

Colours and finishes

Marking Your Furniture

Marking Your Piece

Solid vs Veneer

Furniture can be crafted from veneer or solid timber. Veneer can be light, somewhat attractive, and does not usually warp with changes in heat and moisture content. However, at Whetstone Oak, we believe that wide solid boards are more sincere to the nature of the tree from which they came. As such, we choose to craft our pieces from solid timber which has been cut through and through. Solid timber pieces will change slightly once installed in their new environment, due to changes in the temperature and moisture content of their surroundings. However, with careful forethought, it is possible to minimise these changes and ensure that your table will not alter significantly during its lifetime.

Your unique environment

When we are contacted by a potential client, we will aim to visit them at their home so that we can assess the space they have and discuss the options available. We will also ask you to collect photographs showing various features you  would like included in your table; this gives us a clearer idea of what we should be looking to produce. Once we have agreed a specification for the piece, we will source the timber. The time taken to do this will depend on the rarity of the wood and can vary from less than a month to over a year.

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