Robur our Democratic table is a large table of 2500mm in length, 1000mm wide. This complete table has been designed and manufactured by Warings Furniture in our factory and workshops here in Norfolk, UK from start to finish. It is designed to seat around 8-10 for dining or more for drinking. It also would make a great feature piece of furniture within an interior setting. We have produced this table using solid Oak The solid Oak planks are 70mm thick. We have produced the legs in a similar style as the top trying to marry up the planks of the legs with the planks of the top. Between the planked two legs and the planked top, we have produced a full-height plate out of Corten Steel. Corten steel is a form of Stable Rust High Tensile Steel. The steel plate we have used helps with the integrity of the design of the table and makes it very stable. We left the steel to oxidise before fitting it into the legs and top slightly. As it is a stable rust alloy, in time it will enhance the fantastic look of this table and be an integral feature of the design. Finally to keep the knots and Character of the Oak we used to fill them a clear Epoxy Resin so that you still see the character of the Oak. Once the table had been produced we then shot blasted the entire top and base to give it a weathered feel, finish and look. The blasting has taken out some of the soft grain of the Oak and left it with a brushed finish. Then the whole table has been, clear dead Matt lacquered in our workshops here in Norfolk – UK. Using dead Matt Ac Lacquer leaves the table with a natural unfinished look as if the table had a waxed or no finish at all. Very Natural and Organic.