Large English Industrial Table By Bentall Circa 1910Ottos Antiques
Large English Industrial Table By Bentall Circa 1910
Product code #OA986
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- All prices inc VAT
- Will seat 8-10
- Cast iron base
- Beautiful shield style logo "The Bentall"
- Steel edging
- Solid hardwoood top
- The top is made from Idigbo
- The top has been finished with numerous coats of hard wax oil, and is fully waterproof
- The cat iron base has been sandblasted and clear lacquered
- English ~ 1910
- 245cm long x 100cm deep x 83cm tall
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!
As with all of our products this product is an original piece and has lived a life before it arrived at Otto's HQ. It has been sympathetically restored by the Otto's team to ensure it has a life for many more years to come. All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm. If you have any further questions regarding the condition of this product or any others please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Otto's x