“Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow”

Overview shot Oak dining table with letter carving
  • Name: Bespoke Oak dining table
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  • Material: Oak
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This bespoke dining table made from English Oak and finished with 15 layers of ‘Rowden’s finest oil’ is to become a family heirloom as it will be passed down the generations.


A hand carved inscription as a family motto engraved by our very own head tutor and maker, Daren Millman, beautifully carved using specialist chisels by Chris Pye. Each toolLetter Carving process plays an important role in the styling for different aspects of each letter. As you can see in the photo, these letters are arranged on the computer, printed off and arranged on the table. Daren would then trace over these letters with carbon copy paper to make an imprint on the wood.

The simple overriding design lays the foundations for some very intricate features all paying homage to the great Oak tree. The huge surface top sits upon an inverted barrel design. This stand was created by recent graduate and designer/maker Michael Crohn who put together this inverted barrel and routed out the surface to create the beautiful ‘bark’ details.

base of the dining table engraved detailing

David Savage

David Savage was a master craftsman and the inspiration behind Rowden Atelier. It is his ideals and his lifetime link with the Arts and Crafts movement, which drives our ethics and our quality. Published author and globally renowned maker in the bespoke luxury furniture business, David sadly passed away at the start of 2019. He is sorely missed, but his articles and his work live on.
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