Questions and answers about the tables from Noyer
At Noyer we make a lot of tables and we get a lot of questions about them. This is natural when considering buying a table which will last for years. We have tried to gather the most frequently asked questions beneath. If you do not find the answer to your question, you are very welcome to contact us.
You are always welcome to drop by our workshop in Valby, Copenhagen to have a look at our tables. We would like to show you our tables, and also have a dialogue about your preference for size and so forth. We are also the ones who are best at giving you advice about the tables. You are welcome to write or call us to arrange a meeting at our workshop.
All of our tables are custom-made in the dimensions that the customer wishes. How large we can make the tables, depends solely on the length of wooden planks we can get our hands on. We have made several conference tables over 5 meters in length.
Noyer’s octagonal dining tables are not made smaller than two meters in length. The specially designed legs require that the tabletop is at least two meters long, to ensure there is enough space for each leg. If you wish for a smaller dining table, we recommend taking a look at our desk, which can also be used as a dining table.
When you create a dining table, which only has three legs, it is natural to question its stability. For stability reasons we designed the wooden legs, which are mounted onto the tabletop. Even with the slim profiles of the legs, the table has very high stability, which we are very proud of. The special construction is exactly the reason why we can use slim legs, which gives the tabletop an almost floating visual expression.
Unfortunately, that is not possible. The dining table measures 74 cm in height, which is the standard height. The coffee table measures 49 cm to the top. The reason we cannot vary the height of the tabletop is due to the specially designed legs – they are a complex design which requires all angles to be completely accurate.
“One of the advantages of using walnut wood to make furniture is the dimensional stability of this type of wood. We make furniture that lasts longer than its owners, and therefore we need a type of wood which remains in the shape in which we assembled it. For this, walnut is extremely good and reliable. This type of wood has also been called “gun wood” due to it being used to make rifle butts for centuries, because of its dimensional stability.” – Janus Larsen
Both the dining table and the coffee table from Noyer are octagonal with opposite angled cuts at 45 degrees. The tables are not cut according to a fixed template, which means each table is slightly different in shape – however within a very tight framework which we are extremely proud of. We spend a lot of time assembling the planks in each individual table, which simultaneously creates the shape of the table, based on the wood. We always want to fulfill the wishes of our customers, but in the process, it is also important for us that you have confidence in what we are doing – we have made many of these tables.
There are not any wooden knots on our tabletops? We make sure to use as much of the wood as possible close to the knots, as the veins in these areas are often curly and beautiful. We aim for an extremely high finish on our furniture, and therefore we do not use the planks with knots. We do, on the other hand, allow a bit of splint on our tabletops. Splint is the bright (outer) part of the tree trunk, and we love the visual effect it adds to the tabletop.
We have the wooden planks delivered in “falling widths”, which means they are of different widths. The widest are approximately 25 cm and we do not use planks narrower than 12 cm.
All our tables vary in shape and size, this also means that the positioning of the legs is never exactly the same. It is a matter of stability and functionality. We always set the legs, so they provide as much legroom as possible, while keeping the table as stable as possible.
Unfortunately, not. The tabletop on the dining table is 38 mm and on the coffee table it is 32 mm.
“Walnut is the most beautiful type of wood in existence. The veins are exceptionally beautiful – partly due to its many knots. In the wood around the knots, the veins are extremely alive and exciting to look at – and then we work around the fact that it is a hard job to create furniture without the knots being present.” – Nikolaj Hviid
Yes, this is possible. The legs are quite simple to mount after delivery and it cannot be done wrong.
In the Copenhagen area, the tables are delivered with a carrier, who carries the table all the way to your preferred place. Outside of the Copenhagen area, the tables are delivered in a special wooden box, which can simply be unscrewed. The wooden box gives the table maximum protection.
No, you can’t. The Noyer table is a piece of furniture which is made from walnut, and it is a finished piece of furniture where every detail has been thought through. That’s why we do not make the octagonal Noyer table in other types of wood or with other types of legs. If you have other wishes for a table, you are welcome to contact us, but generally we only make tables in walnut.
The tables from Noyer are not lacquered, but receive a number of oil treatments, which makes them quite resistant to everyday use. They can withstand a great deal (which is the good thing about walnut wood), and if you make sure to treat the table with the supplied oil, your table will only get nicer with time.
The table must be treated with the supplied oil every now and then, but besides that nothing special must be done. An un-lacquered table simply needs to be cleaned with water and possibly a mild soap. We do not advise using strong cleaning supplies, alcohol etc. as these have the task of removing grease and dirt from a raw wooden table, and it is exactly the grease in the oil which constitutes the protection against discoloration, wear and tear in our tables.
“As with all wooden furniture, they patinate with time and use. And walnut wood patinates exceedingly beautifully, as its glow almost becomes even more vivid and deep as time goes by.” – Janus Larsen
These were the most common questions we get asked when people are interested in our walnut dining table, but other questions may arise, so do not hesitate to contact us. We are ready to answer any question you may have.Contact us