Despite the Eurocentric/pretentious title I gave this table, it truly is a piece where function dictates title.
The Draught horse (draft in America...I just like the British spelling). Is the workhorse of the equine family. As the Draught table is now the workhorse of the family it was built for.
At 96"X48" with a height of 31" this is a true dining table. Made of solid reclaimed slow growth quartersawn white oak circa 100-years- old , The Draught Table boasts
-15/16" thick tabletop
- 5"X 4" solid legs, hand carved and shaped, that retain the original mortise and tenon joinery at their base.
-All Wood Joinery (except for slotted screws securing table to base)
-Hand-cut breadboard ends
-Finished in dark walnut Danish oil then sealed with several layers of satin wipe on polyurethane (this family has three young children spills are to be not only expected but encouraged)
-Attached to the four corners of the table are horse hames, these are used with a team of horses typically when pulling a wagon or cart. The hames are from the same barn as the wood used for the table. They were stripped and refinished to match the table then secured through the back of the aprons by wooden dowels so there is no evidence of hardware holding them up on the outside.
-This table was featured in the Lexington, Kentucky 'Kitchens of the Bluegrass Tour 2013'