Oak, because it’ll look more than good in your home. You can expect the odd knot here and the odd change in wood grain there – which means no two tables will ever look quite the same – but overall, it’s a well-balanced timber.
To add texture, the oak has a brushed surface that exposes the grooves in its grain slightly. We then apply our treatment oil – IsoGuard® – to make it easier to live with. Think of it as a defence barrier, but one that you’d never know was there. IsoGuard® comes in a few finishes; this one’s Darkened Oak, a rich (but not reddish) brown.
Every aspect of Arundel – from its tabletop to its A-frame legs – is substantial but not too chunky, so it feels solid and timeless, not clunky. Look closely and you’ll also spot circular wooden dowel detail in the legs, which give you a sense of its making.
Just so you know
Natural timber will always want to move. It’s going to expand and shrink as the temperature and humidity in your home changes, but there are specialist joinery techniques that can help to counteract the movement. And that’s exactly what we do, so although you might see a little movement in the timber over the seasons, it won’t change drastically.