Derelict snooker and billiard tables reborn as stunning bespoke slate furniture in Hertfordshire workshop
Slate Furniture Works’ hand-built dining tables combine thick Welsh slate tops with refinished oak or mahogany legs to produce unique pieces that bring character and practicality to a wide range of indoor and outdoor settings.
Slate Furniture Works is the brainchild of Tom Parker and his business partner Ben Rayner, who between them have over 30 years’ experience in the restoration of snooker and billiard tables and accessories that date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Their new range was inspired by the opportunity to give a new lease of life to tables that were at the end of their playing days, by using the reclaimed materials to craft beautiful, durable and tactile furniture.
“Although it is very rarely used for furniture, reclaimed Welsh slate has a look and feel that suits both period and contemporary environments. Because it doesn’t rot and will retain its original appearance almost indefinitely, it is a particularly good option for use outdoors, or in conservatories and summer houses,” said Tom. “We source all the materials through our restoration business, so each piece will have a history and provenance all of its own.”
Slate Furniture Works’ tables are hand-built to individual customer requirements, with a vast range of sizes, colours and finishes available. Examples are now on display in the company’s Letchworth workshop, and online.
The typical price for a 2m by 1m table featuring a thick Welsh slate top and refinished mahogany legs with a matt off-white paint finish is £1650, excluding delivery.
For further details contact Tom Parker at Slate Furniture Works on 07976 631805, email firstname.lastname@example.org