Garden table and bench in Iroko

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Project by mreagleeyes posted 06-06-2009 05:22 PM 4096 views 17 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The brief was a for a Very large garden Table and Bench that would seat up to 16 people comfortably. You can see the 1:10 scale model on the table.
The clients have told me that they had 22 people round it last weekend.
First major paying project for me.
Hope you like.
All Designs are copyrighted.

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#1 posted 06-06-2009 05:37 PM

Nice looking table, I could use one of those!! Is that teak? did you use a finish?

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 06-06-2009 05:53 PM

Beautiful bench and table. I love the details.

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#3 posted 06-06-2009 07:53 PM

I’ve never hearn of Iroko before, I see that it’s sometimes called African Teak. How is it to work with?

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#4 posted 06-06-2009 08:36 PM

This is a far out cool table looks like it has an Asian feel to it. Well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 06-06-2009 09:25 PM

Hi Tomakazi, Iroko is probably the most common Hard wood here in the UK, besides Teak of course. I did want to make it out of Teak but they could not supply me lengths long enough, it’s 4 meters long.
The characteristics of Iroko are very much the same as Teak, it’s often called the Poor Mans Teak!!.
I have left the Table and Bench untreated as i like the way it Silvers over time.

Thanks a1Jim, the clients are Swedish and Thai, so tried to bring a bit of both there worlds into the piece.

I studied at the ‘David Savage’ wood work school here in the UK and we used Iroko in the construction of our work benches.

I’ll dig out the pictures and get those posted.

Just out of interest for you, if I had been able to acquire Teak for this piece the cost of the Timber in Dollars would have been roughly $3200. How does that compare to the USA, I’m thinking you guys are paying a lot less.

I’ll try and down size my pictures and get some more up for you.

Thanks again

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#6 posted 06-06-2009 09:32 PM

That is one fantastic (and big) table. I am very surprised that such a large table and bench could be so stylish. Lots of great details showing great craftsmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-06-2009 10:17 PM

Very cool!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 06-07-2009 01:34 AM

Wonderful design. Nice job.

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#9 posted 06-07-2009 03:52 AM

Nice man

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#10 posted 06-07-2009 02:31 PM

That is one heck of a nice table and job….well done eagleeyes.

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#11 posted 06-07-2009 04:29 PM

The only thing that will top this table will be the amazing gathering, enjoy just a beautiful setting….Thanks for sharing….Blkcherry

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#12 posted 06-10-2009 08:16 PM

Just beautiful, and again, impressive design process. I can only imagine the engineering that contributed to the design because of the size and scale of the bench. I was happy for the picture from below of the joinery because I was trying to understand how it could support such a long table span with such little obvious support in the visible field.

You found an elegant solution the problem of support of the table top, and the results capture a simplicity of design without sacrificing style. Very elegant.

-- Mark, Florida,

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#13 posted 06-10-2009 09:38 PM

I wish I could afford to buy it.heck I wish I could afford the wood LOL Alistair beautiful

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 07-14-2009 05:16 AM

Nice Modern design . Very smooth !

-- Rsoper

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#15 posted 07-14-2009 05:18 AM

Lets see more !

-- Rsoper

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