What connects bespoke oak furniture? Stories from Dublin and Marbella

by | Nov 21, 2020 | Archives: Design, Archives: Furniture, Archives: Woodwork, Handcraft by SFD Furniture Design

People needs, best quality and uniqueness

Many times, we have wondered what should staand out in bespoke oak furniture design. What elements or values give the table these desired features? One of the most important is the correct answer to the functional or aesthetic needs. It is inseparably connected with the quality of workmanship and uniqueness. In all our projects we try to combine all these features

The word bespoke (/bəˈspoʊk/) has evolved from a verb meaning “to speak for something”

Dublin, Ireland

Our goal is also to understand the client as well as possible. In the team we do not even like to use the “client” word. We try to build something on the principle of partnership of people transmitting on the same waves. Only then is it possible to achieve a really satisfying end result. One such “clients” was a great couple from Dublin, Ireland – Clare and Aodan. Clarie, as a doctor of art economics, knew perfectly well what she wanted and she described very precisely her dream table, or rather a dining set including a main table, a bench and two smaller coffee tables. From the very beginning we felt that they had a special relationship with minimalism, with the rest like us, so we were able to understand their needs perfectly.

The Bespoke Set in Clarie and Aodan`s home – world-class photo made by owners.


The whole project was based on the BLACK FOREST table, where the color of the oak top and metal frame were adjusted to the needs of Clarie and Aodan. We received very specific instructions from them regarding the shade of wood or the color of the frame. Together we agreed on the final finish and started the work.

 BLACK FOREST the base model for our bespoke design for Clarie and Aodan


All our tables are made of unique wood. This wood often comes from truly extraordinary places and its history is written in wood grains.

First step – selection of high quality oak wood.


Each piece of furniture made by us is entirely hand-made. We do not conduct mass production so we can devote a lot of time to each project and take care of its quality. We wouldn’t have done it without our wonderful craftsmen who put all their heart into their work.

Woodworker Tad just started to make a tabletop for The Bespoke Set project.


The main customizations for the project we called The Bespoke Set were choosing the right color of the table top and the table frame. Clarie sent us a picture of wood samples from which we selected the closest stain. In order to achieve the desired effect we needed several tests – it is not enough to choose the right stain, after oiling the color of the wood also changes a little, so many tests are needed.

Powder coats samples prepared for the table frame. The number 2 was selected (RAL 9005, with very light structure)

This how finished powder coated frame looks like. It perfectly corresponds with a dark table top.

We managed to achieve such a color effect. It was approved by Clarie and Aodan !

This is how the whole The Bespoke Set looks like.


Yes!, after several weeks of hard but satisfying work, The Bespoke Set  went straight to Clarie and Aodan’s home in Dublin, Ireland. We are very happy that he found his new home (how beautiful!) and so perfectly fitted into the minimalistic character of the interior.

The attached picture speaks for itself.

Key features of our bespoke designs:

  • Every design is unique. One of a kind.
  • We love to talk with customers and make them really satisfied
  • We are not afraid of new, extraordinary ideas

FurniMarbella, Spain

 VIRKERÅ is one of the few bespoke oak furniture projects that has made it to Spain, to such a beautiful place as Marbella. The city is located right by the sea and the views are really breathtaking. John, who contacted us, dreamed of a hand-made coffee table that would decorate its interior. Of course, we accepted the challenge and after a short conversation, we started working on the VIRKEÅ coffee table. You will also find more information about this in our previous post, today I will briefly try to show you the process we went through from design to delivery.

Marbella, Spain

VIRKERÅ coffee table crafted especially for wonderful John from Spain

Let`s start the design process and prototyping (designer: Artur Przedzienkowski)

The next step is to choose the right wood.

The process of connecting the frame to the tabletop went smoothly.

Final VIRKERÅ coffee table ready for shipping to the Marbella, Spain!!


We are extremely pleased that we were able to tell a bit about some of the most interesting bespoke oak furniture designs. We hope that thanks to this you got to know SFD a little better! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to talk to you!


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 Artur Bieńko
SFD Furniture Design






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