Console Table & Oak Desk

Project Summary

Console Tables

European oak & English oak burl top
American black walnut & English oak burl top

Lambourn, Berkshire

Kivist Joinery was commissioned to design and make two feature console tables having previously worked with the client on other projects: dressing room, bathroom and bedside tables.

The brief was to create extra storage for the day-to-day items in two pieces of furniture that would reside in the kitchen and hall way. Primary design inspiration was taken from the clients’ oak burl stool and incorporates the Nordic clean and elegant lines that are the signature of Kivist Joinery.

Kivist liaised with a specialist to source the highly characterful wood for the top of the tables. Until the surface of the wood is prepared the character and grain pattern are unknown.

“Flattening the pieces and working on the surface revealed the natural texture and interesting patterns that are the focus of the final pieces. To keep the natural purity of the surface and stabilize the wood I used epoxy resin in the bigger cavities.

“The mixture of modern materials in harmony with nature’s own creations really helps to bring out the innate beauty of the wood.

“Beautiful grain and depth of colours in American Black Walnut made it my natural choice for the longer slender console table. The pieces for the legs were selected so that the grain tightened on descent, following the elegantly tapering design for the legs.” Henri Kivist

The discreet but perfectly proportioned handles are hand made from the same wood as the main piece, marrying them together and keeping in line with Kivist Joniery’s sustainable credentials.  The dovetail jointed drawers are discreetly mounted on soft closure runners. Classical detailing and modern usability. The console tables are finished using a matt oil which protects the wood and brings out the natural look and feel of the furniture. Each piece of wood is hand selected for the characteristics required for each unique project. Every detail of the design and construction are integral to the premium quality of Kivist Joinery.