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Orpago Furniture Makers

Welcome to Orpago. Orpago are experts in creating handcrafted solid wood furniture such as Handmade Dining Tables and Chairs. We produce both made-to-order tables, available in a selection of British timbers, and bespoke commissions. The company was established in 2011 by husband and wife Tom and Caroline Dorich, as an independent furniture workshop with a focus on true craftsmanship and a desire to work with and support British woodlands. We are passionate about our industry and work closely with other organisations and companies to champion British timber. Read more...

Bespoke Dining Tables Handmade To Order

Are you thinking about having a beautiful bespoke dining table or piece of furniture made for you? You've come to the right  place. Making dining tables and furniture to order is what we do - day in day out and we love our work.

 

At Orpago furniture makers we only use timber that comes from ethical sources and prefer to use home grown British timber. We strongly believe in the heritage of British craftsmanship and combine traditional and modern techniques in our work. Our dining tables are designed by us and made by us, by hand in our Devon workshop, in a selection of timbers and finishes.

 

Take a look at our collection and pick your favorite design. Then simply choose your size, timber and finish to customise any of these designs and commission your very own bespoke dining table today. View our collection...

 

From forest to sawmill, workshop to home, every piece of wood has its own story … every piece of furniture, its own path.


Handmade Dining Tables & Furniture

We have designed a collection of handmade dining tables and seating that we make to measure in a selection of timbers and finishes. We also offer a bespoke design and making service. View our range...

Bespoke Furniture Enquiry

For projects where you have a particular idea in mind we offer a bespoke furniture making service creating truly one-of-a-kind pieces. Please email info@orpago.co.uk if there is something you think we could help with.

 

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 15:59
There have been two tapered leg table designs in our dining tables collection for some time now. Our Wistmans table and our Whittlewood table. They are firm favourites in terms of popularity, based on how often we are commissioned to make them. As with all the designs in our collection they are handmade to order in our Devon workshop, in selection of timbers and finishes to bespoke dimensions....
Fri, 02/03/2018 - 17:11
We offer a lovely range of contemporary Windsor chairs alongside our dining tables, made to order for us by Sitting Firm chair makers in Coventry. They have the same focus on craftsmanship and native timbers as we do, so it feels like a good fit. However they only make Windsors - chairs with turned legs going into solid wood seats. We often get asked for frame chairs - ones with square or...
Fri, 02/03/2018 - 13:59
Every so often we get asked to make something truly stunning, and this has to be one of our favourites. The brief was for a generously sized but finely detailed writing desk in highly contrasting timbers, with some decorative detailed features. Together with the client we settled on walnut and maple woods to provide the look he was after. These aren't native timbers like we normally use, but we...
Thu, 21/12/2017 - 13:01
Here's a recent commission from a local client for a bespoke dining table and bench, handmade in character oak. The client approached us with a design in mind  which we drew to scale for him. He had bought some 'off the shelf chairs' which he gave us the dimensions for. The dining table was to measure 2.8m long so that he could fit 5 chairs down one side when entertaining. On an every day...
Tue, 21/11/2017 - 08:29
Finding for your perfect dining room table can be difficult. You can spend countless hours looking for the right piece and still not find what you’re looking for. Sometimes you come close.. but close just isn’t good enough! Perhaps you have a been inspired by a table you saw long ago, or maybe you are simply looking for a bespoke handmade dining table that will fit perfectly in your dining...
Sun, 19/02/2017 - 20:43
Stage 3 of making a dining table top is the glue up. Once we're satisfied with the edging on all the boards we can move on to ordering them to get the best aesthetic out of the timber we're using. We want to get all the boards to work in unison, so that the change from one to the other across the table top is subtle and complementary. I still smile a satsfied smile if when I'm sanding the top of...
Fri, 10/02/2017 - 22:43
In the last blog post, I wrote about the processes involved in the first stage of making a dining table top. Stage 1 was essentially the picking and 'roughing out' of the timber. Stage 2 is machining, ripping and edging the boards before gluing up. The fist process is to surface plane one face of each board before running them through the thicknesser. We need to surface plane them first in order...
Wed, 01/02/2017 - 10:59
There a various stages involved in making a beautiful top for a dining table; and within each stage, several processes. Stage 1 is sourcing and roughing out the timber. The first process is picking the timber. Most the tables we make are in British hardwoods and we use three sawmills, all based in the South of England. They all specialise in buying, milling, drying and selling timber grown in...
Tue, 24/01/2017 - 17:04
We met a client at a show we exhibited at back in the spring who commissioned us to make her a bespoke table. Her kitchen was being built at the time and she knew that she had limited width to play with - she needed us to make her a long, narrow table with a couple of matching benches that could be tucked underneath and out of the way when not in use. While on the stand at the show she really...
Mon, 23/01/2017 - 17:05
A potential client loved our Potton table in British olive ash, however limited space meant that they wanted to commission a bespoke table no more than 1.8m long. They also needed to be able to tuck six of our Koji chairs fully under the table when not in use. The one drawback with trestle tables is that, unless the table is fairly generously sized, the trestle uprights prevent chairs being...
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Contact:
Unit 2 Woolston Yard
Loddiswell
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 4DU
United Kingdom v2

TEL: 01548 559 077
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