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STATEMENT FRENCH OAK

If you are looking for an extraordinary oak centrepiece, our Statement French Oak tops are unrivalled.

Each Statement French Oak top is made from the three widest slabs from a single tree for maximum visual impact. This results in the grain patterns and colour tones flowing beautifully across the entire table top, creating the trademark Abacus aesthetic that’s almost impossible to replicate.

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What Makes Our Statement French Oak the Best?

The Best Oak

​French Oak means something – it’s like Champagne. It has a distinct aura that sets it apart from the rest. When you choose a table made from French Oak, you are selecting a material that has been meticulously cared for and managed since the earliest stages of its life. This careful cultivation has led to the production of consistently high-quality oak that surpasses all others.

We exclusively use QB1 French Oak for these tops – the most desirable grade available. By choosing a Statement French Oak table top, you are selecting the very best for your home.

Read more about this extraordinary Oak here.

The Widest Slabs From A Single Tree

The high grading of our Statement French Oak allows us to use three wide slabs from a single tree for maximum visual impact. By utilising whole trees, we preserve the natural flow of the wood’s grain and colour across the entire tabletop, creating the trademark Abacus aesthetic. Additionally, we meticulously select the finest slabs from each tree, ensuring our tops are of unparalleled quality and visual appeal.

Our Rigorous Process

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, because oak takes on moisture so quickly, this process isn’t enough by itself. As such, when we get the logs, our rigorous post-seasoning process begins:

  1. We select the finest pieces for the table and rough-cut the pieces to size.
  2. We put the pieces in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment for five weeks.
  3. We skim the surfaces of each piece.
  4. We put the pieces into another temperature and humidity-controlled environment for another week (even warmer and drier).
  5. We handcraft the table top and immediately clamp it down into a custom-built frame prior to installing steel stiffeners.
  6. We install our specially designed steel stiffeners.

We carry out this painstaking process to significantly minimise the risk of timber splitting. Simply put, there would be no point in using the best material in the world if we don’t allow it to go through this meticulous process. Since we’ve implemented it, the instances of splitting that we encounter are very few and far between. However, for your complete peace of mind, you’re fully covered by our Wood Movement Warranty (more on this below).

The Best Finish

Our French Oak tables come with our ultra-protective Induro Oil finish, ensuring that your table continues to look brand new with virtually no maintenance. The application of this finish is another important part of our process. The oil is heated to a certain temperature in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment. Multiple coats are then applied over a period of around two weeks.

This finish stands out for its exceptional stain resistance, effectively handling household stains. We have rigorously tested this finish against numerous challenging substances, including turmeric, wine, olive oil, and hot coffee. All of these can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth.

This is, without a doubt, the finest Oak finish we have ever encountered.

Wood Movement Warranty

Despite going to extreme lengths to avoid wood movement issues, it’s impossible to eliminate the risk of some natural movement as it acclimatises to its new home. As such, you’re fully covered by our Wood Movement Warranty:

If you have any wood movement issues within two years of owning the table (any movement will happen well within this period), we’ll bring the table back to our workshop and give it a full service, so you will get it back in brand new condition. We will also leave you with a courtesy table in the meantime. If it’s a small issue that can be rectified in situ, we’re more than happy to come and carry out the work in your home.

This warranty is in place to ensure that your table stays looking as good as the day it was delivered and lasts you a lifetime.

STATEMENT FRENCH OAK CUSTOMISATION

Our Statement French Oak tops have three customisable features. Choose your options to suit your personal taste and preferred leg design.

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THICKNESS

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40mm
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Regular - 40mm

52mm
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Thick - 52mm

65mm
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Chunky - 65mm

EDGE

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Straight
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EDGE

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Straight

Live
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EDGE

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Live

Knife
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EDGE

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Knife

COLOUR

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Natural
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Natural

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Smoked

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Walnut

Antic
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Whitewash
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Whitewash

Nordic
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Nordic

Light Grey
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Light Grey

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40mm

THICKNESS

Select Option Below

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REGULAR

40mm

An extremely versatile top that works very well for a wide range of table sizes and leg designs

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THICK

52mm

A heavy and impressive top that's striking yet well proportioned, perfect for medium to large tables

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CHUNKY

65mm

A substantial table top with an incredibly planted presence, great for larger tables or thick leg designs

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40mm Thick
Straight Edge | Natural

52mm

THICKNESS

Select Option Below

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REGULAR

40mm

An extremely versatile top that works very well for a wide range of table sizes and leg designs

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THICK

52mm

A heavy and impressive top that's striking yet well proportioned, perfect for medium to large tables

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CHUNKY

65mm

A substantial table top with an incredibly planted presence, great for larger tables or thick leg designs

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52mm Thick
Live Edge | Natural

65mm

THICKNESS

Select Option Below

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REGULAR

40mm

An extremely versatile top that works very well for a wide range of table sizes and leg designs

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THICK

52mm

A heavy and impressive top that's striking yet well proportioned, perfect for medium to large tables

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CHUNKY

65mm

A substantial table top with an incredibly planted presence, great for larger tables or thick leg designs

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65mm Thick
Live Edges | Natural

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Straight Edge

Straight Edge
52mm Thick | Natural

EDGE STYLE

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STRAIGHT

Edge

Square and straight, giving the table a clean, contemporary feel

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LIVE

Edge

A tactile edge which follows the natural curvature of the tree trunk

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KNIFE

Edge

A straight, bevelled edge on the two long sides of the table

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Live Edge

Live Edge
65mm Thick | Natural

EDGE STYLE

Select Option Below

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STRAIGHT

Edge

Square and straight, giving the table a clean, contemporary feel

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LIVE

Edge

A tactile edge which follows the natural curvature of the tree trunk

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KNIFE

Edge

A straight, bevelled edge on the two long sides of the table

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Knife Edge

Knife Edge
65mm Thick | Natural

EDGE STYLE

Select Option Below

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STRAIGHT

Edge

Square and straight, giving the table a clean, contemporary feel

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LIVE

Edge

A tactile edge which follows the natural curvature of the tree trunk

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KNIFE

Edge

A straight, bevelled edge on the two long sides of the table

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Natural

COLOUR

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Natural

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Smoked

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Walnut

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Antic

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Whitewash

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Nordic

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Light Grey

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Note: All colours come in our super-protective Induro Oil finish

NATURAL

Smoked

COLOUR

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Natural

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Smoked

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Walnut

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Antic

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Whitewash

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Nordic

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Light Grey

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Note: All colours come in our super-protective Induro Oil finish

SMOKED OAK

Walnut

COLOUR

Select Option Below

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Natural

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Smoked

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Walnut

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Antic

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Whitewash

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Nordic

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Light Grey

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Note: All colours come in our super-protective Induro Oil finish

WALNUT

Antic

COLOUR

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Natural

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Smoked

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Walnut

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Antic

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Whitewash

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Nordic

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Light Grey

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Note: All colours come in our super-protective Induro Oil finish

ANTIC

Whitewash

COLOUR

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Natural

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Smoked

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Walnut

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Antic

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Whitewash

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Nordic

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Light Grey

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Note: All colours come in our super-protective Induro Oil finish

WHITEWASH

Nordic

COLOUR

Select Option Below

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Natural

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Smoked

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Walnut

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Antic

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Whitewash

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Nordic

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Light Grey

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Note: All colours come in our super-protective Induro Oil finish

NORDIC

Light Grey

COLOUR

Select Option Below

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Natural

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Smoked

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Walnut

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Antic

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Whitewash

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Nordic

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Light Grey

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Note: All colours come in our super-protective Induro Oil finish

LIGHT GREY

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COLOUR

Select Option Below

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Natural

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Smoked

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Walnut

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Antic

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Whitewash

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Nordic

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Light Grey

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Note: All colours come in our super-protective Induro Oil finish

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SOME STATEMENT FRENCH OAK PROJECTS

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Brunel Dining Table Project 2453
Helix Dining Table Project 2313
Helix Dining Table Project 2367
Solaris Dining Table Project 2366
Africa Dining Table Project 2241
Rook Dining Table Project 2187
Baobab Dining Table Project 2005
Baobab Dining Table Project 2225
Komodo Dining Table Project 2055
Brunel Dining Table Project 1933
Helix Dining Table Project 1241
Muse Dining Table Project 1138
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