Dinner is served – an idea becomes reality in time for Christmas


In November 2023, we were approached by Adam, a local building contractor. He asked if we could create bespoke aluminium legs for a solid oak dining tabletop. The natural-edged slab of oak was already in his dining room but the legs didn’t match the quality of the tabletop. Adam had sketched out an idea of what he wanted the replacement table legs to look like.


Our close friend and designer, Chris Melia from Born Inventive, took Adam’s sketches and created detailed diagrams and fabrication drawings. The intricacies of angles and fixings meant this wasn’t going to be a straightforward project. However, Chris had the expertise to provide us with all the individual part drawings required to fully fabricate this table.


With the extruded aluminium box-section purchased, we commenced fabrication. We made full use of our double-head mitre saws and notching machines to cut the angles with the finest tolerances of accuracy. Next, our CNC was used to add fixing hole positions in the legs, fixing plates and tabletop supports.

Then, it was off for welding. Once jigged up and held in place, our resident TIG welding expert was on the case. Permanently fixing the joints with full penetration welds before linishing each along seam and creating a strong, but almost invisible joint between each cut length.

At that point, we had a sturdy base to hold the beautiful natural oak table top. All that was required now was the finishing touch; powder coating. For this bespoke creation, satin black (RAL9005) was applied using our in-house powder coating line. Powder coating adds an aesthetically pleasing look and provides a quality hard-wearing finish. It will keep this work of art looking pristine for years!


Check out the photos! The finished item is a solid, beautifully intricate base that compliments the natural-edged oak tabletop.

Adam was ecstatic with the final product. Fortunately, that meant he was more than happy to leave us a 5-star Google review.


“I asked Salesmade Ltd to make me a spider leg for a dining tabletop I made – matched the brief exactly, couldn’t be more happy with the quality and quick turnaround in time for Xmas. Would highly recommend, thanks guys”




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