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Claire Anderson

I had a dining table made for our London terrace house. There were a lot of walkway areas in this room - one leading from the hallway to the kitchen and one to our outdoor decking area. I had a lot of trouble finding anything that would keep the thoroughfares clear so ended up asking our carpenter to make us a table frame and then had a piece of quartz cut and edged for the top. It is great because for the first time the little room functions well!

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Randal Kohn makes innovative, technically brilliant and beautiful furniture. He recently won the design award at the Victorian woodworkers association. He can be found at and

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After hunting fruitlessly for a dining table that would be beautiful and durable, I had my dining table made in granite. I had my previous table also made in granite, when I lived abroad and it was so totally childproof and spillproof, that I wanted something similar. It was really exciting choosing the material in a huge warehouse that left me in absolute awe as I saw the beauty and sheer variety on offer. I was referred by the granite stockist to a master craftsman to make my table. I knew the dimension, shape etc that I required and he really knew his craft, which made the experience painless (except on my wallet!!).

It's been a few years now and I've forgotten his name. My table looks as new and lovely as the day it arrived, after having countless meals; an engagement and a wedding and many other functions hosted upon it's gorgeous surface.


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