Being asked to commission a bespoke hand made Oak refectory table to seat 16 people was going to be one heavy oak table top.  The thickness of the top was just under 3 inches and weighed around the 200kg mark.  A simple base was constructed using mortice and tennon joints to join all the base together.  The finish on the oak table was a washed limed oak finish, this had to be matched to a sample provided by the customer.  Once made this packed up and set the sunny shores of the Bahamas.