Design brief: Self assembly furniture is commonly seem as cheap and poor quality. How can we change this?

Inspiration: When on a trip to Norway I was working in a museum and noticed a traditional method which was used to construct traditional barns from large logs.

Idea:  That same construction would work very well in furniture. You can make a beautiful table with a very interesting jointing method which would be the talking point of the design. It is also very strong which means you can make a flat pack table of high quality.

Construction Details: Solid 60mm square oak/ beech beams are used for the frame (strong enough to dance on!)

The legs and rails are connected using an interesting combination of traditional woodwork joints (bridle and half lap joints.)

Contrasting hardwood timber wedge and pin details.

Toughened glass top for safety or solid timber top if preferred.

The glass is securely locked into place using decorative pins.

Danish oil is used for a beautiful finish which is also easy to maintain.

Easy assembly using the assembly instructions and online video tutorial.

Improved grip on the wedges is achieved by leaving the faces slightly rough for extra friction when securing them into place.

Dimensions:  The standard table is 1000mm x 500mm x 450mm high.  Because of the way the jointing works this table design can be tailored to suit the size of your room or its function (coffee table or dining table.)  The size can be modified to suit your own unique requirements.

Talking point:  This design will be an excellent centre piece of any room.

Easy delivery:  Because it can be easily taken apart this design is easy to ship with minimal freight costs.

Care & Maintenance: Furniture care kit available with simple instructions on how to look after the timber.

Price: £750 £700+ free delivery in the UK.

Waiting time of 4 weeks.