Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4 out of 5 by Suely Lovely, BUT...
I bought this table in December last year as an ex-display item, so price wise it was certainly great value. However, even though it's all I've been looking for for years in terms of looks and strength, I soon felt disappointed with the supposedly oiled finish. Any bit of food or liquid that falls on the table goes through the wood leaving a stain. After a few weeks of getting too stressed about this I bought a PVC table cloth, which protects the table, is stress free to look after BUT completely defeated the point of having a much dreamed of solid oak table. I hate buying things that are difficult to look after and requires excessive and unrealistic levels of care, as I think a house IS for living after all, especially a kitchen table where all the action happens several times a day! Every day I look at this table and see it covered with the PVC cloth I feel a wave of annoyance and disappointment. I want to be able to see the table and appreciate its beauty and quality. So, yeah, I agree with another reviewer who said that there should've been instructions on how to look after the table, what type of oil to use, how often,etc. Most of all, I don't really believe it was properly treated/sealed in first place as it got stained the very first time we used it, despite all of us being ridiculously ultra careful not to stain the new table!
02 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gee04 Beautiful Oak Table
I absolutely love this table it looks so good in my dining room, after a long time looking for chairs we decided to have the Lydia chairs which go perfectly. I have to say that the table was delivered on a Thursday we put the legs on and the table was still upside down the following Thursday it was so heavy my husband who is 73 and myself 67 could no lift it. We waited for our next delivery from John Lewis and asked the delivery men to help us and they did, come on John Lewis with heavy items like this surely you could provide a service where heavy items could be put together by delivery men as Marks and Spencer do with all their furniture, but I am still sooooo pleased with my table.
09 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PHJ50 Great table
This is a superb table,beautiful to look at and much admired.
20 April 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bas23 BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER OAK - BUT!
Unfortunately the table was not up to my expectations. I had seen the table in a John Lewis store and ordered it online. When it arrived the packaging looked rather beaten up and one of the boxes was torn. After unpacking it things got worse and it was clear that the table top was badly bowed to the extent that I could slide my hand under the middle when it was laid on the floor. I assumed this was kiln dried oak and therefore this should not happen. I have decided to cut my losses and buy elsewhere.
09 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jnkp11 Beautiful solid table
Just bought this and it looks gorgeous in our kitchen/living space. As with reviewer above, some care instructions would be helpful to retain the best sheen on the oak (am about to buy PVC cover to protect from toddlers, only adults will be allowed to view it in full glory and spilling red wine is forbidden). Ok to put together but metal work fittings not as precisely or beautifully built as main wood table - we had trouble with two bench legs as holes drilled were imperfect. All ok in the end though...
11 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by angelsw12 Beautiful
A lovely piece of furniture, simple to put together (but very heavy so you need 2 people!). Great quality and looks fab in our dining room with some painted Ercol chairs for a slightly mismatched feel.
27 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich114music solid, sturdy, great looking table
love it. well made. didn't take long to put together. very good!
20 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pippin1 Beautiful table
This a really lovely table, seems to be very sturdy and fits well in a country dining room but would also look great in a contemporary setting. We have used our own set of chairs which are oak slat back design and they look perfect.
The only slight niggle is we do not know what is the best oil to use as it has an oiled finish which is good for hot plates. There is no advice included in the packing.
It was supplied flat pack and was straightforward to assemble - the structural support system is not visible unless you look under the table.
A stunning looking table which we are thrilled with.
12 April 2014