James Charnley Preston joiner - table and benches

Dovetail table and benches

We commissioned James Charnley to design and build the dining table based on an unusual open dovetail design which holds the legs in place. The design also had to allow for expansion and contraction of the top and so incorporated sliding mortice and tenon joints. No glue was used for these joints and the dovetails as they were made to exact tolerances. We were very impressed with the result and the table has been greatly admired. James Charnley is a great craftsman.

Mr and Mrs Whittaker, Nottingham.

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