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Large Industrial Table By Woods & Co Circa 1910

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1910

  • £2,195.00
  • €2,636 Euro
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Large Industrial Table By Woods & Co Circa 1910

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- Cast iron base
- Solid Oak top
- English ~ 1910
- 98cm tall x 90cm deep x 200cm long

Industrial Tables By Otto's

When it comes to making our tables, we start from the bottom up. It begins by sourcing the best quality cast iron bases. We focus on bases from Western Europe and from the period of the late 19th century to the early 20th century. We focus on the shape, style and the quality of the casting; the bases come from a variety of sources, some were used as machine bases from factories and workshops and others for farm equipment.

We begin by sandblasting the bases, this removes years of dirt, grease and very often many bad paint jobs! We then burnish them, this removes any remaining paint and smooths any coarseness from the sandblasting process. After a good dust and clean the bases are given several coats of clear lacquer, - for this we use an acrylic lacquer, the same type used in the manufacturing and restoration of cars.

Once the bases are complete its time to move onto the tops and for our table tops we use a 3 plank planed Idigbo hardwood. Idigbo is the same wood used on lorry beds and in other industrial settings and is known for its toughness as well as its interesting grain. The 3 planks are cut and planed and then clamped and glued into place. After everything has set the top is then sanded. Now the piece that connects the top to the base is made and the decorative Idigbo skirt finishes it off.

The table top and skirt now has its first few coats of hard wax oil - we use a premium natural hard wax oil by the German company Saicos. As well as being extremely hard wearing, it is also waterproof and allows the wood to breath but at the same time reduces swelling and shrinkage.

The final touch on our tables is the protective steel edging, we use a 3mm thick hot rolled steel banding made locally in Gloucester which is cut to size, lacquered and fitted in our workshop. The table top now has its final coats of hard wax oil and then base has its final coat of clear lacquer and its now complete!

Period: 

1910

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OTTO'S ANTIQUES

Basement 130 Fore Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3JQ
United Kingdom

WWW.OTTOSANTIQUES.COM

Otto's is a family run business and was founded in Exeter, Devon in 2013, when we took on our first retail space in Exeters' up and coming independent area around Fore Street. I founded Otto's as a young 22 year old, after leaving my hometown of Coventry and my job in the construction trade, with a modest pot of savings as a start up!

The original shop dated back to the late 1800's where it had many incarnations, such as a butchers and a car showroom, it has always been a great retail space, full of character! We operated both our webstore and shop from here for 3 years before we sadly outgrew the space due to the expansion of our webstore.

We moved into our new warehouse & showroom in May 2016. We instantly fell in love with the industrial aspect of the space which is a complimentary backdrop for our stock. The warehouse provided us with a large retail space, stock room, office, workshop and loading bay and was a huge step forward from our humble origins.

The warehouse dates back to the 1930s, when it served as a Morris car garage, and a telephone exchange during the 1950's & 1960's. It retains all its original features including it's concertina garage doors, exposed pipework and beams.

Otto's is now run by a father & son team, Lewis & David Macskimming. David runs the workshop & restoration while I, Lewis run the website, shipping and logistics. We source stock from all over Europe and ship worldwide, providing well curated and sympathetically restored 20th century antiques.

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