Matetsi Boardroom Table

Our Matetsi Boardroom Table is made from a solid 2 inch (50 mm) timber top of uniform thickness (no false edges to give the appearance of a thick table top) with 3 massive turned pillars supporting the table. Please ask should you require a custom (bespoke) size. Our tables come at a standard height of 30 inches (750 mm). Built to order and from 3 meters to 6 meters or even more in length (10 to 20 feet or more) and resting on three or four massive turned timber columns, our Matetsi boardroom tables must be one of the finest and most impressive investments a corporation can make. Problem is, executives may spend more time discussing the table than business!

This piece is available in Reclaimed & Harvested Zambezi Teak.

Seats

Length

Width

20

6m (20 feet)

1.4m (4 foot 8")

16

5m (16 foot 8")

1.3m (4 foot 4")

14

4m (13 foot 4")

1.2m (4 feet)

Please note: we offer special prices for wholesale or large orders.

Reclaimed African Hardwood Info (Subject to availability)
Built to order and from 3 meters to 6 meters or even more in length (10 to 20 feet or more) and resting on three or four massive turned timber columns, our Matetsi boardroom tables must be one of the finest and most impressive investments a corporation can make. Problem is, executives may spend more time discussing the table than business!

Painstakingly constructed out of very rare and valuable reclaimed African Teak, each timber for the top is carefully selected and laminated over many nights in our workshop. We choose to work at night when the workshop is quiet and uncluttered to allow the craftsmen working on the project peace and room to carefully match and manoeuvre the long and heavy solid timber sections into place and then individually dowel and laminate each one. The work is hard, but the end result sure is worth all the effort!

At the turn of the last century railroads were built into Central Africa to open up the region to trade and administration. The ‘sleepers’ or ‘ties’ used to build these railways were harvested from a locally available resource, African Hardwoods. This timber, and in particular Zambezi Teak, is incredibly hard and durable and thus perfectly suited to the requirements of the Railroad Engineers. So hard that it is impervious to physical or biological attack, these magnificent timbers did not require any treatment to preserve them, and their beautiful, rich close grain polishes up to lustrous finish unmatched by any other timber in the world. The majority of these timbers have long since been replaced by concrete. However, some still exist on old rail lines or in mines, or were collected by locals when they were lifted to use as fence posts or building material. At Savanna Woodwe have teams scouring Central Africa for the wonderful and valuable timbers to manufacture into truly unique Furniture products.

Harvested Zambezi Teak Info
Painstakingly constructed out of wonderfully tough, hard, heavy Zambezi Teak, also known as Rhodesian Teak, each timber for the top is carefully selected and laminated over many nights in our workshop. We choose to work at night when the workshop is quiet and uncluttered to allow the craftsmen working on the project peace and room to carefully match and manoeuvre the long and heavy solid timber sections into place and then individually dowel and laminate each one. The work is hard, but the end result sure is worth all the effort!

Zambezi Teak, characteristically of many African hardwoods, is exceptionally hard and durable. In 1952 a worldwide enquiry was instituted that explored every possible timber to find the most suitable material for making the floors of the London Corn Exchange. It had to be of particular hardness and durability because of the heavy use to which it would be put and the damaging effect of the corn kernels ground underfoot. After much deliberation and a series of stringent tests, a decision was reached to make the floors out of Zambezi Teak. Zambezi Teak was proven to be the hardest and most durable wood in the world for this purpose. It has been extensively used for railway sleepers (ties), but very seldom for fine office and home furniture because of the great difficulties in working it. We at Savanna Wood have developed methods of work to handle this magnificent but steely hard timber.