Console tables are such extremely versatile items of furniture that you’ll always find Steve creating bespoke commissions for these when he’s in the workshop. A console table can be placed almost anywhere in the house to instantly add some focal interest.
The history of the console table is an interesting and rich one. It’s believed that the origins of this piece of furniture are in French and Italian furniture design. Large console tables were a must-have in aristocratic mansions and palaces in the late 17th century and throughout the 18th century. They had theatrical designs with intricately carved details and delicate gilding. Originally, console tables had a half-moon shaped top on two legs and they were attached to walls using S brackets called consoles. This gives us a clue regarding the name that we have become accustomed to.
“It is a timeless addition to the home that can serve a multitude of purposes and even be re-purposed throughout different rooms of the house should you become bored with its initial placement. A perfect piece of furniture for those who like to move things around from time to time!”
This simple but stunning handmade English oak console table has proved hugely popular with customers visiting the showroom. There’s an interesting butterfly joint feature incorporated into the top which just adds to its contemporary feel. This particular example is 1.8m long x 350mm deep x 850mm high. Steve made the console table in English oak but it can be made in any of our wonderful homegrown hardwoods or reclaimed timber.