The Darby

The Darby is a celebration of wood.  We search out beautiful and interesting pieces of timber that are full of character with fabulous grain.

Darby Table


Material Options

clear oiled character oak

Character Oak Clear Oil

clear oiled european walnut

European Walnut Clear Oil

Character Elm Clear Oil

Every table is unique and distinctive

waney edge elm table
waney edge walnut table

Knots and shakes (splits) are embraced rather than cut-out

Not all of the timber will have shakes but we rather like it when it does.  We stabilise the split with butterfly ties – a traditional woodworking technique.

Knots are stabilised with resin.

With wainy edges left on, two wide sister boards are used and book matched (opened up to achieve a mirror effect) to give the impression of a magnificent slice of tree.

Offered in standard sizes to seat 8 or 10, we can also make the Darby in bespoke lengths and widths. Call us for details.

walnut waney edge character table
Butterfly joints

The Darby legs are made with patinated bronze which picks up the warm tones of the timber.