Black oak wooden table tops. Let`s learn its story!

by | Sep 5, 2020 | Design, Furniture, Passion, Product

If you are looking for a really special table, black or chocolate oak tabletop is a great choice. It is perfect for industrial interiors like loft, restaurants or modern dining rooms and kitchens. Its dark tabletop and sharp black metal body combines to contrasting element in light, minimalistic interiors. If you are interested in how we managed to achieve such a coloring effect and how the shortened technological process looks like, I invite you to read the article.

Maybe I should start from the beginning – where did the idea for tables with dark oak tops come from? Well, the inspiration for the first model which was the BASIC BLACK table was the desire to use a 100% natural black oak with a beautiful dark coloring. Wood of this type is characterized by the fact that is under water for many years. This gives it such a unique character. Unfortunately, it also has huge disadvantages – it is difficult to access and very expensive. We decided that we will achieve a similar effect at a much lower cost while maintaining a very high quality of the tabletops.

Natural black bog oak

Natural black bog oak

Natural black bog oak

Natural black bog oak

 

The process of creating a top for tables like BASIC BLACK or EM in the initial phase does not differ from regular tops in natural brown wood color. The top is made of oak boards glued together and then cut and sanded. The main difference is that the wood is soaked in wood stain – a special black pigment – before oiling. It penetrates quite deeply into the structure of the wood and permanently stains it. The final step is the application of several layers of natural wax oil on the prepared top, which protects and preserves the wood.

Basic black dining table

Basic black dining table

What are the differences between black painted and black stained tabletops?

The wood stain penetrates deeply into the structure of the wood so that it will never spruce off or fade like paint. It is also possible to spot renew the stained table in case of damage. In order to restore a painted table top to the state before damage, it is necessary to de facto repaint the whole thing from scratch. Another advantage is the unique structure of the wood and natural discoloration, which the stain shows. Such a worktop also ages beautifully which gives it a unique character.

Custom made black oak dining table with bench

Custom made black oak dining table with bench

Custom made black oak dining table with bench

Custom made black oak dining table with bench

Custom made black oak dining table with bench in customer`s home in Ireland

Custom made black oak dining table with bench in customer`s home in Ireland

 

We invite you to read also : 

How to properly oil wooden furniture?

Oiled or varnished wooden table top? Learn the main differences.

How to maintain oiled wooden furniture?

In case of any further questions do not hesitate to contact us

Artur Bieńko
SFD Furniture Design

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