Refectory Dining Tables

refectory table is a highly elongated table used originally for dining in monasteries in Medieval times. In the Late Middle Ages the table gradually became a banqueting or feasting table in castles and other noble residences. The original table manufacture was by hand and created of oak or walnut, the design is based on the pedestal end with a joining stretcher. 

Today Chatsworth Fine Furniture continue the tradition of hand made refectory tables that will become the Antiques of Tomorrow.

The only difference is today’s homes are designed for a table of more generous width.

All of our dining tables can be made to order, We have many design options.

Need to seat 20 people or more? We can help you achieve this with our Refectory tables.

You can have the option of a table 5 metres long or something shorter with removable extensions.

We have the capability of manufacturing the products others only dream of.

Table Sizes

To seat a specific amount of people is determined by many factors, room size, chair width, table base style.

Normally we allow 600mm per seat. the below standard table sizes show some options in a pedestal dining table.

The options allow for plenty of space therefore more chairs would fit in all settings for that special occasion when required.

2400 by 1100 = 8 seats

2400 by 1200 = 10 seats

3000 by 1200 = 12 seats

3600 by 1200 = 14 seats

4000 by 1250 = 16 seats

4000 by 1250 plus 2 by 600mm extensions = 20 seats ( extended)

4000 by 1800 = 20 seats

4800 by 1300 = 20 seats (with extensions) = 24 seats

6000 by 1250 = 24 seats

10000 by 1400 = 36 seats

All above seating sizes are a guide only and you will need to discuss the best option for your home with us.


All of our dining tables can be manufactured with the option of extensions

Please feel free to contact us to discuss this


Oak Herringbone Table 3 metre

Herringbone Dining Table

Constructed from American Oak & Walnut

Uneven board detail, Thick moulded edge

Our Aged French Polished finish

Size shown 3000 by 1250, Custom Sizes available

6 Metre Chatsworth Parquetry Extension Table

6 Metre Dining Table

We are in the process of manufacturing a 6 metre extension table.

If you are looking for a large dining table and chairs please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help you.

The table shown is,

3200 by 1250 closed

6000 by 1250 fully extended


Oak Parquetry Dining Table and upholstered French Chairs Melbourne, Sydney

Louis XIV Pedestal

Oval top design

Parquetry insert

Solid Oak Construction

2200 by 1100

Custom Orders welcome


Large Refectory Parquetry Dining Table Melbourne, Sydney


 Oak & Walnut Construction

New inlaid pattern

The grandeur of a bulbous triple pedestal base

Antiqued French Polished Finish

3000 by 1250, Standard 12 seat

3580 by 1340, 16 seat

Custom orders available

Parquetry Dining Table

Ebonised Parquetry Dining Table

Bespoke parquetry design

Gold detailing really brings this extension table to life 

Shown 2500 by 1100 ( 2 by 600 mm extensions, not shown)

Contact us today to discuss your masterpiece

Large refectory extension table, Melbourne Sydney

Diamond Inlay Table with Demi Lune Extensions

Above dining table with the demi lune extensions added.

Why have extensions you store away for 48 weeks of the year when these can also be used as a side table.

Large Oak Parquetry Refectory Dining Table Melbourne Sydney

Facet Cut

This consists of 3 Traditional parquetry squares set inside a sycamore inlay and mitred border.

Boards are all offset to give the look and feel of an antique parquetry panel.

The base is a Facet inspired pedestal with generous pad feet.

Proportion, balance & finish make this a most outstanding piece.

Made from European & American Oak

Pictured is 2950 by 1220 by 760

  Sizes to order

Collection of 16 seater French Oak Parquetry Refectory Tables Melbourne Sydney

Chatsworth 20 seat Parquetry Table

Large dining table and chairs


 Inlaid design with moulded edge

Oversized flowing square cut pedestal with stepped pad feet

3600 by 1300 (Pictured)

Available in custom sizes

French Oak Parquetry Dining Table


 Intricate inlaid oak parquetry

Walnut Inlay

Thick top with moulded detail

Flowing pad foot base with an oversized turning

 Shown in image 3000 by 1150

Custom orders welcome

Parquetry Montpellier Oak Dining Table & Oak ladder back chairs

Montpellier Dining Table

Refectory base with turned pedestal on carved scroll pad feet.

Top shown is a 3 panel parquetry with a striking walnut inlay.

Thick moulded edge detail

Our Aged French polish finish that wears well for everyday use

Custom Made Cross Base Oak Dining Table, Ebonised inlay Melbourne Sydney

Cross Base

American Oak construction. The top is mitred with an ebonised inlay & Moulded edge detail.

Cross base with a turned detail and moulded stretcher joining the legs

 Sizes to order

Large Oak Dining Table Melbourne Sydney

Natural Oak Setting

This was constructed so it could be pulled apart and assembled in an upper floor of an apartment building.

 3600 by 1100 shown, Custom Sizes available

Inlaid Parquetry, Including Cherry, Oak, Sycamore & Walnut Melbourne Sydney

Diamond Inlay Circular

Urn style base on floral carved pad feet. We have used Cherry, Oak Sycamore and Walnut in the intricate designed top.

 Sizes to order

Custom Made Versailles Cherry and Oak Circular Dining Table Melbourne Sydney

 Versailles Circular

Versailles design constructed from European Cherry & Oak. The base is a square cut pedestal on a pad foot.

 Sizes to order.

Circular Facet Cut 8 seater Dining Table Melbourne Sydney

Circular Facet Cut

Oak Sunburst top with generous walnut inlay.

Facet shaped base with flowing pad feet.

2000 by 760

 Sizes To Order

Oak Sunburst Circular Dining Table Melbourne Sydney

Oak Sunburst Circular

This table has a sunburst top with a tenoned border.The base has the traditional teardrop style pedestal siting on shaped pad feet.

1600 in Diameter

Constructed from Solid Oak

Sizes to order

Custom Made Large Dining Table Melbourne Sydney

Square Cut Base

Made from European Cherry & Beech The top is constructed of a 3 panel mitred top. The base has a square cut pedestal on a pad foot.

 Sizes to order

French Oak Tapered Leg Extension Table Melbourne Sydney

Oak Tapered Leg

Breadboard top design on the traditional taperd leg.

Featured here with removable extensions

Also with the option of a storage drawer for the extension leaf when not in use

  Sizes to order

Custom Made Spanish Oak Dining Table Melbourne Sydney


Churesque base with traditional hand forged foils(Irons). Made from European Oak and heavily aged to really look the part.

  Sizes to order

See Extension option below

Spanish Extension Table Melbourne Sydney

Spanish Extension Table Melbourne Sydney


Spanish Oak Dining Table with turned splayed legs

 Spanish Turned

These generous turned splayed legs hold a thick European Oak breadboard top. The foils finish this table off.

 Sizes to order

Custom Made Oak Dining Table

Custom Spanish

Constructed from American Oak

Traditional hand forged foils

Made to order

3000 by 1100 by 760

Available for viewing in Melbourne at one of our Pop up Shops

Custom Made French Oak Dining Table Melbourne Sydney

 Oak Square cut base

This base has a square design pedestal sitting on generous pad feet. The top is mitred with a planked insert.

Made from Solid Oak

We offer many design options for our tops.

Plank, Mitred, Parquetry, Bread Board,

Panelled, Inlaid Design.

2400 by 1100 by 760 pictured

Sizes to order.



Hi Paul,

The table and chairs arrived safely yesterday.
Chris and I are absolutely delighted with the suite.
It is exactly what we wanted and a testament to your craftsmanship.

It fits the allocated space perfectly and the dark stained narrow strip just in from the edge is a match for our adjacent mahogany sideboard.

Well done.

Tim & Chris
Buderim Qld


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