John Lewis Batamba Coffee Table
Wonderful table after alittle work :)
This table is the best coffee table i have ever seen, it compliments other furniture in our room very well and is now a master piece in our living room that draws attention!
The quality of the wood (indian teak) is extemely good, it is very well built and strong. The finish it came with out the box was very smooth.
It was delivered in good time and the delivery guys unboxed the table and put it where i wanted it.
The table came with its own passport and care instructions.
I read previously from other comments that the wood, as it is pure tends to soak up any grease etc. So i treated the wood with beeswax (clear).
It took an hour or so after buffing but the finish was awesome! The table is now protected after 2 coats. well worth the time spent waxing and buffing.
If you do not want to wax/oil then be aware the table will soak in grease and leave marks. Also, if you do not use coasters you run the risk of leaving marks. For some this may add character to the table. But if you want to protect against this then I believe waxing is the best :)
Overall, money well spent for a wonderful piece of furniture!
08 February 2012
A beautifully-made product
The delivery men were very efficient in unpacking and erecting the coffee table and taking away all packaging. The coffee table has made a big difference to our living room. It has been very useful with the two spacious drawers and has been much admired by visitors to our home. It is very well made and the wood is beautiful.
25 November 2011
Gorgeous well made piece
I bought this coffee table as a centre piece for my lounge and have to say, it is a fantastic piece of furniture, it was bought without any of the other matching items but complements my other furniture in the room very well. It is extremelt functional beinbg able to open from bith sides and very spacious in the drawers. The slight drawback is the fact that as the wood is not treated , it stains from grease very easily. Any small crumb, be it biscuit, bread or cracker, no matter how small if left on the surface for just a few hours will cause the wood to asorb all the grase from the crumb and then stain the table. I'm still working out how to handle this as the stains do not come out. But all in all if you are careful with the surface and wonderful piece of furniture.
07 July 2011