The refectory table design is a traditional design that got its name from being used in monastery dining rooms in Europe way back in the middle ages. Originally they were made long and narrow and the stretcher bars underneath are used to put feet on. Some very old refectory tables from farmhouses still exist with the crossbars at the ends worn away from where people put their feet over the years usually in grubby boots. Our non-precious oiled finish allows beautifully for this sort of rugged use.
The table in this image was made of Tasmanian oak.
Otherwise, you can select from our range of beautiful Australian hardwood timbers with variations in colour, grain and natural features. Or discuss with our team the options available in finishes to achieve a certain aesthetic fitting the space the table is going in. Our Timbers page has numerous images of the timbers for you to explore to discover the look to suit your individual decor. And don't hesitate to ask our helpful and knowledgeable team for guidance and advice on timber selection.
Mass production is just not our style, every item is individually produced by our skilled craftsman exactly as you would like it to be. Please keep in mind that the number of people who will fit around a table sitting in the chairs will be more than the number of chairs that will tuck in when not in use. Be sure to discuss table leg and chair placement options with our furniture consultants to make sure we have your needs covered.
Lead times will vary but on average, orders will usually take around 4-6 weeks for tables and other more straight forward items and up to 12 weeks for more complicated items.