Scrubbed Oak Occasional Table
This table belongs to a series of scrubbed oak pieces designed by James Ryan. The table is designed to be a companion piece to our Scrubbed Oak Rocking Chair. James Ryan says, ‘I designed this table to look as though it has been formed from a single block of wood. With a more conventional table, the legs, rails and top are distinct components. However, on this piece, with its heavily rounded, sculpted appearance, I have blended the elements together. The scrubbed finish is important because, visually, it unifies the pieces of oak that are glued together to make up the table.’
The table is made from Hampshire oak, felled in 2008. That winter we cut the butt into quarter-sawn boards, and carefully seasoned them in on our drying sheds over the following seven years. The scrubbed, open-grained finish is achieved by first bleaching and then wire brushing the surface. Finally, it is finished with a white wax.
This square table is 36 x 36 cm and 60 cm high. It was made by Ian Towers.