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.
In Henley, a lot of the detail is in the side of the tabletop. Unlike a design like Balmoral, it’s stepped rather than one solid piece, which gives the table more of a traditional feel. The curvy pedestal leg also has a traditional look, but we’ve kept the shape simple so it won’t date.