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Our Guide to Dining Table Sizes

Our Guide to Dining Table Sizes

Are you struggling to work out what size dining table you'd like? Here is a quick guide to our table sizes to help you.

We often get asked about dining table sizes. What are the standard sizes? How many people does a 1200mm table seat? Can I have a 10 seater table? What size chairs should I get? Can I have a table to fit in my dining room? The truth is, sizes vary. But not a whole lot. You can pretty much bank on the height always being the same. But lengths and widths differ, depending on style and space. Here's...


The Refill Revolution Hits Jesmond

The Refill Revolution Hits Jesmond

Something Good arrived in style on Jesmond Road this month and we had the pleasure of shaping the interior to welcome eco-conscious customers.  

We met founder Lauren Wedderburn back in March at Boiler Shop’s lazy Sunday Emporium where we were both trading. Back then, Lauren was just putting plans in to place to find a premises to house her growing reuse and refill brand. Many conversations, measurements, sketches, elevations (and glasses of wine) later and we were ready to start building some very unique pieces, for what would soon become the most stylish...


Commercial Interior Project at Hoults Yard

Commercial Interior Project at Hoults Yard

From blue tape to build and bake. 

Our latest interior project involved enormous pink cabinets filled with the most delicious doughnuts by Proven Goods Co.

We recently helped founders Amber and Joe build their new kitchen-bakery. With a bit of quick maths, a tape measure and a lot of blue tape we measured and marked the new layout. It's hard to believe it went from angular blue lines on a grey floor to this luscious pink hub of yumminess!

 

 

The cabinet carcasses were built in our workshop, the smallest of the...


C51 Builds a home for the Industry standard Technics 1210.

C51 Builds a home for the Industry standard Technics 1210.

Industrial Steel Vinyl/Turntable stand

When we where contacted and asked to commission a unit to hold vinyl we where ecstatic! Not does it only hold vinyl but it also has space for the classic and industry standard technics 1210 turntable that was once the big hitter in every club in the world!

For me this is inspirational, having been a DJ for around 20 years it gave me great pleasure to build such a thing and am now planning to build my own.

For the purposes of the article I did put on my own...


Grow Your Own Oak Tree

Grow Your Own Oak Tree

Germination, Sowing and After Care Information for English Oak

The English Oak is a magnificent tree that almost everyone in Europe is familiar with,  long-lived with a large wide spreading crown of rugged branches. It is a highly important tree for forestry and conservation purposes producing an excellent, versatile and durable timber whilst supporting a huge number of insect and animal species.

Best suited for medium loams and heavy soils including clay and even heavy clay soils and unlike the Red Oak it can even be grown on soils that experience some seasonal water logging. Dislikes dry or...