Messmate dining table inspired by Japanese architecture

This lovely recycled Messmate Dining Table was delivered to its new home in Anglesea this week where our clients have just moved into a new home.

The design brief from these clients was to create a dining table where there were no legs that could get in the way of chairs.  They wanted to seat as many family members around the table as possible within the available dining room space when the kids and their little ones gathered together at their home.

The design for the ornate legs for this piece was inspired by another of Luke’s interests of classic Japanese architecture. The joinery shows of the beautiful grain of the timber and is just beautiful to look at.  At a practical level, the legs are very stable to support the solid Messmat top.

The design of the ‘feet’ of the table is mirrored above as a support for the table top and to create visual balance. Many hours were spent at the workshop to get the joins tight and looking perfect.

The messmate timber was hand picked for this piece to have tight sap lines on the top that showed the beautiful natural character of the wood.  The table has a natural finish of oil and wax that is touchably soft and very hard wearing to withstand many years of family gatherings and dinner parties.  All of the recycled features like the nail holes and the sap lines have been hand filled with black epoxy resin so that there are no little holes for crumbs to get stuck in.

The table top is constructed from 40mm thick recycled Messmate timber with a chunkiness that balances the heaviness of the legs perfectly.

For more information on this dining table or getting a piece custom designed and built by Bombora, please contact us.