Turn­ing the ta­bles

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The din­ing ta­ble en­joys a re­nais­sance at Royal Oak Fur­ni­ture

So much a part of our cul­ture, with ev­ery home in the coun­try likely to own at least one, the hum­ble ta­ble is gen­er­ally taken for granted as just ‘part of the fur­ni­ture’.

But, says Janet Kent of Royal Oak Fur­ni­ture, there has been a rise in de­mand for din­ing ta­bles, and adds:

“Our round Knights­bridge de­sign seems to be the pre­ferred shape, pop­u­lar for reg­u­lar fam­ily use as well as en­ter­tain­ing, be­cause it’s con­ducive to easy con­ver­sa­tion among equals”.

All are made to or­der; with a range of de­signs for in­spi­ra­tion, the cus­tomer’s choice of size, style and fin­ish of each piece is com­pletely be­spoke.

Though oak fea­tures as their favourite tim­ber, the crafts­men are equally happy work­ing with other beau­ti­ful woods, in­clud­ing cherry, wal­nut and ma­hogany.

The team have amassed an ex­cep­tional level of skill and ex­per­tise in the pro­duc­tion of their hand­made fur­ni­ture.

Us­ing tried and tested tra­di­tional meth­ods in­clud­ing mor­tice and tenon joints, dove­tailed draw­ers, slot screwed drawer bot­toms and float­ing door pan­els com­bined with the lat­est modern ma­chin­ery, the fur­ni­ture is both ro­bust and beau­ti­ful. Ta­ble tops are pol­ished with a modern lac­quer, ap­plied in sev­eral stages and fin­ished with a coat of wax re­sult­ing in a deep, smooth, hard wear­ing fin­ish.

The Kents’ York­shire roots mean value for money is at the heart of their crafts­man­ship and they are gen­er­ally able to tai­lor com­mis­sions to mod­est bud­gets.

Perched high above Grass­ing­ton in the heart of the York­shire Dales, the show­room and work­shops are worth a visit for the stun­ning vista from the car park alone, not to men­tion the feel and smell of wood and pol­ish in­side and the chance to see true crafts­men at work

Royal Oak Fur­ni­ture, Moor Lane, Grass­ing­ton, Skip­ton, BD23 5BD

Tel: 01756 753378.

DE­MAND: Ta­bles such as the round Knights­bridge are in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar.

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