Looking to get a timber dining table custom made? Here’s what you need to know …

Looking to get a timber dining table custom made? Here’s what you need to know …

RAW Sunshine Coast’s selection of timber dining tables are inspired by the beauty of Scandinavian design and built for the Australian lifestyle. We have a range of designs available to suit everyone from compact tables for small spaces, to large entertaining tables to cater for family gatherings.

In addition to our standard range, we also offer a custom-made service. Clients from all over Australia come to us for numerous reasons including our design style, quality of our work, wanting to support local Australian makers, or they simply cannot find an ‘off the shelf’ table in the design, style, size, timber or finish that they’re after.

When it comes to having a table custom made, the options are endless. You are purchasing a one of a kind bespoke piece of quality furniture that was designed and crafted specifically for your home. Our designers and makers are available to sit down with you and discuss your perfect dining table, whether it be a small round table, square, oval or large 12 seater rectangular dining table.

If you’ve ever considered commissioning a dining table with a furniture maker, below is a little insight into the process.

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The Process


At our first meeting, we encourage you to bring along or send through any sketches or inspirational images along with the dimensions of the space you have to work with. Dimensions can also include any existing chairs to fit around the table. But don’t worry if you don’t have any ideas on where to start, as our team of designers can present some concepts tailored to your preferences.

Our showroom is also full of design inspiration and a great place to get started. If you’re local, make sure you drop into 23 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore and take a look. If you can’t make it in, you can view snippets of our showroom via our social media accounts or website.


We have a variety of materials that are available for you to select from. This includes a large range of locally sourced, select grade timber species including our most popular choices of Blackbutt, American White Oak and Walnut. Our designs are not limited to just timber and can include other materials such as stainless steel, powder coated aluminium and concrete to name a few. Our team will provide samples and make recommendations relating to materials based on factors such as your existing decor and likes.


When it comes to finishes, RAW Sunshine Coast proudly uses OSMO PolyX oil on all of our dining tables. This eco-friendly, high-quality finish penetrates deep into the wood, forming a low-maintenance, protective barrier. With this oil, all furniture becomes highly resistant to spills, dirt, dust, and minor damage, as well as liquids such as coffee and wine. We also offer 2 PAC non-grain filled and grain filled options on request. Our team will explain the various finish options available to you and make recommendations to achieve the look you’re wanting to achieve.


Pricing varies depending on the size, the material it’s made from and the labour involved. Once you’ve provided specifications to us, our furniture makers will price up your table and email through a detailed quote.

Locally Made

All of our creations are proudly made in our Maroochydore workshop by our talented and qualified team of furniture makers. Our furniture is handcrafted, combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design.

Throughout the manufacturing process, you are most welcome to drop in to check on the progress of your table. Our showroom even boasts a viewing window for you to peer into the furniture workshop to see our team in action.


The manufacturing process usually takes between six to eight weeks but may be longer during busy periods such as the lead up to Christmas. If any issues or opportunities arise during the manufacturing process, our team will get in contact with you to discuss.

Once your custom-made timber dining table is ready, we encourage you to come and view the finished piece in person. Our team will send images through if this is not possible. This gives you the opportunity to check that everything is as per your specifications before arranging delivery to your home. 


Once your dining table arrives in your home, you will be sent a furniture care guide which is full of helpful advice to keep your table in pristine condition. We also offer OSMO maintenance kits to allow you to acre for your table correctly. For peace of mind, all of our tables carry a two year manufacturer’s warranty and we are only a phone call away if you have any questions.

If you’d like to get the process started now, give us a call 0413111595 or email us at custom@rawsunshinecoast.com.au. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to create your new dining table – the centrepiece of your home that will host family gatherings and bring you a lifetime of beautiful memories.

IN SHORT: The process of getting a dining table custom made

Get the ball rolling: 

  • Book an appointment or simply drop into our Maroochydore furniture showroom / workshop
  • Complete an order form via our website
  • Send us an email
  • Or give us a call

What to bring along with you (not essential):

  • Sketches
  • Inspirational images
  • Dimensions (of the space/table)
  • Dimensions of any existing chairs to fit around the table
  • Images of the space/existing decor


  • Choose from a variety of select grade timbers
  • Other materials such as powder coated aluminium

Manufacturing process:

  • Usually takes between 6 – 8 weeks. Lead times may be extended during busy periods such Christmas.
  • Visit our showroom to view the furniture making process through our viewing window


  • You will be provided with a furniture care guide which of full of tips to keep your table in top condition
  • We have OSMO maintenance kits available for purchase which work perfectly with the finish we use
  • All of our furniture carries a two-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • If you experience any issues, we are here to help, so don’t hesitate to get in contact with us
  • Our team of designers are available to assist with the finishing touches to style your dining room and our showroom stocks a huge range of dinnerware and kitchen essentials