How do I place an order?
To place an order online, simply click on the item you want to purchase, add it to your basket and proceed to the checkout. If you need help placing an order online please get in touch with our customer support team.
How do I know my order has been placed?
Once you have placed an order online you will receive a confirmation email of your order. This will contain your order number and a summary of the item(s) you have ordered. If you have placed an order online and have not received a confirmation email please get in touch with our customer support team.
Can I place an order over the phone?
Yes we welcome calls and ordering by telephone or email. You can still pay by bank transfer or via card.
How many people can I get around a table?
On average you can fit the following:
90cm / 3ft : 2-4 people
120cm / 4ft : 4-6 people
150cm / 5ft : 6 people
180cm / 6ft : 6-8 people
210cm / 7ft : 8 people
240cm / 8ft : 10 people
270cm / 9ft : 10-12 people
300cm / 10ft : 12 people
Bear in mind that if you squeeze in more seating the end chairs will not be able to be pushed under the table when not in use.
Benches allow for more people to sit around a table, especially if some are kids! For example a 180cm table with one bench and the rest as chairs will easily accommodate 8 people.
Do you sell to commercial customers?
Yes, we are pleased to deal with customers who may be looking for tables for a bar/restaurant/coffee shop or any type of commercial venue.
Do you have a showroom?
Yes we have a small showroom in our workshop in Selkirk where you can view our tables. We are open Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm or to arrange a visit at the weekend call or drop us an email.
Can you make custom pieces?
We can make tables to any size so if you need a non-standard width, length or height please get in touch. We have made a variety of custom styles for both private customers and commercial outlets so please just ask. We also build bespoke tables from Beech, Oak, Ash and Elm.
Why has the price changed?
At Edinburgh Table Company we try to offer competitive pricing on all of our products. This means that from time to time the prices on our website may vary. We are unable to refund the difference in price if your order has already been processed. If you have purchased an item in the last 24 hours please get in touch with our customer service team.
Do I have to pay sales tax / VAT?
For retail customers, all of our prices on our website already include VAT at the current UK rate of 20%.
TABLE CARE GUIDE
We want you to get the most out of your beautifully handcrafted table. That’s why we recommend all of our customers follow our quick and simple table care guide to ensure your table gets the TLC it deserves!
How is my table top finished?
Our table tops are finished with either a durable wax, that cures like a varnish within 3 weeks of application, or a Polyx-oil finish. Waxed tables are dry to the touch within minutes and hardened after 1 day but it takes several weeks to fully cure. During this time they are susceptible to water marks and scratches. We would always recommend using place mats for mealtimes, coasters for hot drinks and placing any heavy objects on a cloth to protect your table. Any spills should be wiped up immediately with a dry cloth. It is not advisable to cover your table with a tablecloth for extended periods of time, especially when you first get the table, as it needs to acclimatise evenly (i.e. both sides of the table top) to it’s new environment
After the first 3 weeks they are splash-proof but not 100% waterproof. This means that water spills, food spills etc. will not mark the table if wiped up after the end of a meal for example.
If you opt for a Polyx-oil finish it is resistant to things like red wine, coke, juice and saliva so is ideal for families with young children.
How can I clean my table top?
Tables can be wiped with a damp cloth or a furniture polish such as Pledge. Avoid using harsh detergents as any solvents or chemicals may break down the wax which over time will make your table top less durable.
How do I maintain the surface?
If you have a waxed table we recommend re-waxing every 3-6 months. To do this simply apply the wax with a lint free cloth, leave for 60 minutes and then buff with a clean cloth. The more you buff the shinier it becomes.
If you want to remove marks or stains from the wax use a mid grade sandpaper (60-80 grit) and gently rub the surface by hand in line with the grain. This removes the previous wax. Your sandpaper will quickly clog up with the old wax so change frequently. Then finish with a lighter grit (120 is ideal) to give a super soft smooth finish before waxing.
To apply several coats of wax (check instructions on the tin), but leaving a few hours or a day in between is advisable. If you re-wax too soon before the wax has dried you will simply be lifting the first coat and re-doing it. Each brand is slightly different so follow their own instructions.
We suggest Briwax, Fiddes or Liberon for high quality finishes. Our Rustic finish is ‘Rustic Pine’ Briwax, Contemporary is ‘Antique Pine’ and Natural is ‘Honey’ but you can choose any tone to lighten or darken your table top.
Help! My table got scratched!
Sand back the table as above on the area required, don’t be afraid to use some pressure as you will need to remove the wax layer as well as the very top surface of the wood. Apply wax as above, leaving plenty time in between for your wax to dry.