We love wooden table tops - they are robust, last for ages, look better with a bit of wear and can be made to match pretty much any interior design scheme.
Solid wooden tops are usually oak, ash, beech or walnut. Ash and Beech represent the best value for money. Oak, Ash and Beech are often stained to be darken than their natural state, giving a richer appearance.
There are many ways to finish solid wood tops; simple seals and lacquers are most popular, but you can also choose from a long list of unusual finishes. These include distressing, scorching, band-sawing, liming and sand-blasting.
Solid Wood tops can be created to most shapes and sizes and tend not to need complicated edge detail, although deeper edges can be added with good effect. Solid Wood tops typically are 20 to 25mm thick, which can easily be doubled by adding an extra edge layer dropping down below.
Solid Wood tops can be fitted to most bases, but as many Solid Wood Table Tops require reinforcing strips underneath (these can be visible, particularly on smaller tables) the base must be considered when tops are specified.
We have many solid wood table tops and samples on display at our Hammersmith showroom.
Outdoor Solid Wood Table Tops
Solid wood is a good material for table tops for outdoor use - as long as the tops are manufactured for this use, and we recommend slatted tops for outdoor use to allow water to drain . Traditionally, outdoor furniture was often made of Teak, but this is getting harder to responsibly source and therefore is going up in price. Alternatives include less-well known hardwoods such as Robina and Iroko. Outdoor solid wood tops require regular oiling and even then may weather, usually to a grey colour.
Increasingly there are stylish, good quality alternatives to outdoor wooden table tops.
Do browse our extensive ranges. Please get in touch with our friendly and helpful team by calling freephone 0800 8494 135.