STANDARD VS STATEMENT FRENCH OAK
If you want a really high-quality Oak table top, our Standard French Oak tops are a great option. However, if you want a striking centrepiece, our Statement French Oak tops are perfect. The main difference between the two is the width of the French Oak pieces, as well as the fact that the Statement tops come in three different thickness options. Here are some examples of each.
STANDARD FRENCH OAK
STATEMENT FRENCH OAK
KEY SIMILARITIES: PREMIUM FEATURES FOR BOTH
Despite the differences, both Statement and Standard French Oak tops share several premium features:
Single Tree Origin: Ensuring the natural flow of the wood’s grain and colour.
Finest Quality French Oak: Both grades represent the highest quality oak grown globally. Read more about French Oak here.
Customisation Options: This includes different edge styles and finish colour options, catering to personal preferences.
Ultra-Protective Induro Finish: Providing exceptional stain resistance and easy maintenance for a lasting new look.
Wood Movement Warranty: Although we go to extreme lengths to avoid wood movement, it is impossible to eliminate the risk completely. As such, our French Oak tables are covered by our Wood Movement Warranty. This means that should any wood movement issues arise in the first two years (if any issues arise, it will be well within this period), we will service your table (leaving you with a courtesy table) and return it to you in a brand new condition. We can also resolve minor issues in your home without taking your table to our workshop.
MORE ABOUT EACH
STATEMENT FRENCH OAK: THE PINNACLE OF LUXURY
Our Statement French Oak tops are the epitome of luxury and craftsmanship. Made from the three widest slabs from a single tree, these tops offer maximum visual impact and the seamless flow of grain patterns and colour tones. This method creates the signature Abacus aesthetic, almost impossible to replicate. Exclusively utilising QB1 French Oak, the most desirable grade available, Statement tops are for those who seek the very best without compromise.
As French Oak is so strictly regulated, the seasoning process alone is extremely well-controlled and thorough, so it already has a head start on other oaks. It is air-dried for a number of years indoors and then thoroughly kiln-dried. However, due to the size and thickness of our Statement French Oak Tops, this process isn’t enough by itself. As such, when we get the logs, our rigorous post-seasoning process begins. This is in place to minimise the risk of wood movement, which sets our Statement French Oak apart from all other options on the market.
Read about our rigorous post-seasoning process here.
Customisation options for Statement tops include a choice of thicknesses (40mm, 52mm, and 65mm), multiple edge style options, and many finish colour options, allowing for a personalised touch that matches the unique style and requirements of your space.
STANDARD FRENCH OAK: EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AT GREAT VALUE
Our Standard French Oak tops provide an excellent option for those desiring the highest quality oak without the budget for our Statement French Oak. They are crafted from 80-150mm wide pieces from a single tree. We select the best parts of the tree and follow a careful arrangement process, ensuring the pieces are arranged to present the best face, orientation, and order for a beautiful spread of character. This meticulous approach results in the best-looking table top possible. Furthermore, using pieces from a single French Oak tree guarantees a table top with a beautifully consistent grain and colour tone, unlike anything you will commonly see. Using QB3 grade French Oak, Standard tops still offer exceptional quality and beauty but at a more accessible price point.
The Standard tops come with a uniform thickness of 40mm, tailored for those who appreciate simplicity and elegance. Customisation options include a variety of edge styles and finish colours.
MAKING YOUR CHOICE
Whether you lean towards the unmatched luxury of our Statement French Oak tops or the exceptional value of our Standard French Oak tops, both selections promise to elevate your space with their distinguished beauty and quality. By understanding the key distinctions and shared virtues of these two options, you can choose a French Oak table that not only meets your aesthetic and functional needs but also becomes a treasured centrepiece in your home for years to come.
In conclusion, both our Statement and Standard French Oak tops offer a slice of luxury and durability, each tailored to fit different desires and budgets. As you decide between these two exquisite options, rest assured that either choice will bring the unmatched elegance and quality of French Oak into your home.