This superb solid hardwood table with double pillar legs and truss connection was designed by Richard Lowe in 1993. It is as popular today as it was back then. I applied an engineering solution to the problem of holding aloft a huge heavy solid timber top. The first Shangani office table we built was made from old railway sleepers (known as ties in North America). We used full thickness sleepers (120mm deep) for a top five meters by one and a half. When we weighed the completed table at the weigh bridge it came in at a whopping 1100 kilograms (that is 2400 pounds!). Hence the reason for the leg design! Our table tops now rarely exceed 400 kilograms, but the pillar and truss legs work beautifully and are a real joy to behold!
The material used
Each Shangani solid hardwood table is individually crafted from the finest sustainable hardwood. The elegant yet solid table is made from Zambezi Teak, a very dense wood that is extremely resistant to biological attack and physical wear and tear. If looked after, it will last for many hundreds of years. Because of the immense weight of the timber, we recommend tops of no more than 50 millimeters thick.
Uses for the Shangani Office table
Since that first boardroom table many Shangani Tables have been shipped around the world, From Los Angeles to Vienna, London to Lima, Johannesburg to Moscow!
The Shangani Table is ideal for use not only as an office table, but makes an excellent dining table or boardroom table. It is similar in design to the Zambezi Outdoor Table, which extends the use of this stable of tables!
2.4m x 1m, 2m x 1m, 3m x 1.1m, 4m x 1.2m
1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany