Reclaimed Desk in Salvaged Cargo Train Oak


Our reclaimed desk in salvaged oak is a bold and beautiful statement piece that tells a story of its own. It would make the perfect addition to any workspace seeking to inspire creativity and innovation.

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Technical Specifications: Reclaimed Desk in Salvaged Cargo Train Oak

Design: salavaged from boxcars in Georgia USA

Tabletop Dimensions: L1500cm, W60cm, H75cm | 55mm thick

Leg Design: brass plate steel | Alternative table bases are available

Tabletop Finish: acrylic sprayed finish | natural oil option available

Characteristics: luxury hardwood timber | stained | bolts and scarring | heavy character

Provenance & Species: USA timber | red and white oak | all of our timber is sustainably sourced from western European and US sawmills

Estimated Delivery Time: 8 – 12 weeks

Enquire About This Table: 0208 432 3266 |

If you’re a fan of bold and chunky designs, then our reclaimed desk in salvaged oak is right up your street. It’s a statement piece that screams of confidence and character, and is the perfect addition to any workspace that seeks to inspire creativity and innovation.

Crafted from reclaimed boxcar oak, this desk is not just visually stunning but also tells a story of its own. The wood has been salvaged from old railroad boxcars and repurposed into something truly special. It’s a testament to the beauty and durability of wood, and how even discarded materials can be transformed into works of art.

To complete the design, we have paired the oak desktop with our SquareForm legs. These provide a sense of strength and stability. The entire piece is bold and beautiful, showcasing the perfect balance between rustic charm and modern style.

Whether you’re setting up a home office or need a statement piece for your workspace, this desk is sure to capture your imagination.

100% Hardwood: Embrace the natural beauty and sustainability of solid wood with our exquisite furniture pieces. Not only does timber exude beauty, it’s also a living material that adds warmth and character to your home.

Artisanship: Each piece of furniture is built by hand at our atelier in France, using traditional techniques that ensure strength and longevity.

Repairability: We take pride in our commitment to sustainability and longevity. Our furniture is designed with repairability in mind, ensuring that it can be easily restored if needed. This means that you can enjoy your table for years to come, with the knowledge that it can be restored to its original beauty if necessary.

NO Composite Materials: We never use composite materials like MDF or chipboard in our designs, ensuring that our furniture is of the highest quality and durability. Our commitment to sustainability extends to our design process, with a focus on minimising emissions and maximising the reuse of offcuts.

Provenance: Our wood is FSC-certified, meaning that it comes from responsibly and sustainably managed forests that prioritise biodiversity, social responsibility, and economic benefit. When you choose our Reclaimed Desk in Salvaged Cargo Train Oak, you’re not just investing in style and quality – you’re also making a responsible choice for the environment.

Dusting: Use a soft, dry cloth to dust the surface of the table regularly to prevent dirt and dust build-up.

Cleaning: If the surface of the table needs to be cleaned, use a gentle cleaner designed for use on acrylic-coated surfaces. Be sure to avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cloths as these can damage the finish on your dining table.

Sunlight: Direct sunlight can cause the colour of the furniture to fade over time. If possible, place the furniture away from windows or use curtains or blinds to block direct sunlight.

Moisture: Moisture can be problematic if left to linger on the tabletop. If any food or liquid gets split directly onto the surface, clean immediately.

Heat: Avoid placing hot objects, such as pots and pans, directly on the surface of the table. Use trivets or placemats to protect the surface from heat damage. When planning the location of your table, consider placing your table 1-2 meters away from a heat source such as a radiator or fireplace.

Handle With Care: Please be warned, these tables are very heavy. If you are planning to move your table, be sure to lift it rather than dragging it across the floor and make sure you have a few extra sets of hands to help. This will help to prevent scratches and other damage to the surface or floors.

Storage: If the table is going to be stored for an extended period of time, cover it with a clean, soft cloth to protect it from dust and scratches.

Shipping: Our Reclaimed Desk in Salvaged Cargo Train Oak comes with free delivery and installation.

Scheduling: Once your European walnut dining table build is complete, we will schedule a delivery time that is convenient for you.

Accessibility: Please ensure that the delivery location is easily accessible and that there is enough room for our delivery team to manoeuvre the table into the desired location. If there are any potential obstacles, such as stairs or tight turns, please let us know in advance so that we can prepare accordingly.

Installation: Our delivery team will be responsible for both delivering and installing your L’Atelier Mata table. They have been trained to handle heavyweight furniture with care and to ensure a safe and professional installation. The team will show you how to attach the base to the table top for future reference.

Inspection: Upon delivery and installation, please inspect the table to ensure that it meets your expectations and that there is no damage. If you notice any issues, please let us know.

Disposal of Packaging: Our delivery team will dispose of all packaging materials and clean up the area after installation is complete.

Absolutely delighted with our new dining table! We’ve never had a piece of furniture commissioned before, so naturally we were nervous. The whole process was clearly communicated, and all the images helped us to visualise the dining table. That being said, nothing prepared us for the installation – it blew us away. We have already created so many memories around our beautiful table and know we will create so many more. Thank you, L’Atelier Mata! So glad we found you.

Enzo A.The Sussex Farmhouse

When we approached Nishma with our ideas, we knew we were asking for a lot in terms of customisation. We wanted a show stopping dining table to complement our home reno – striking and unique yet not too contemporary so that it would withstand the test of time. L’Atelier Mata certainly delivered, and we couldn’t be happier - thank you.

Nadine S.Eastbourne Penthouse

I couldn't be more thrilled with my purchase and highly recommend L'Atelier Mata to anyone seeking exceptional craftsmanship.

Sophie S.Exeter Stables

Nishma we are absolutely delighted with your beautiful dining table and matching benches! Thank you so much for your excellent service and TLC during the build process!

Peter F.Edinburgh Townhouse

We love our table! The finish is perfect and the custom colour is exactly what we had in mind. Thanks for making our dreams a reality – the table is gorgeous.

Jospeh B.Surrey Mills

We returned last night from our trip and unwrapped our table.
It beat all expectations and they were high!! It is beautiful, a work of art and craftsmanship. It is the best Xmas present we have ever given ourselves! Our girls absolutely fell in love with it too and it will undoubtedly become a family heirloom.
The benches are incredible and will serve a double role as coffee table and bench. The legs are incredible, that is the one aspect that I was a little worried I would not like but you were right and the black powder coat works a treat!! It has already transformed our room!
Thanks again for your patience with us and please pass on our comments to your creative team who are so skilled. This table will be much loved and we hope will host many happy family meals.

Penny E.Richmond Redecoration

Hello L’Atelier Mata, the table is awesome…very happy with it. It looks the ticket, so to speak, and it’s pretty solid too…and that’s an understatement! A real piece of art and you all have done a great job.


We are in love with our table – it’s unbelievable! Originally, we were considering buying something off-the-shelf, but we’re so glad we opted for bespoke. We were a little concerned about delivery as the table had to be lifted through a first-floor window, but the team handled this with ease and assembled it perfectly! Wonderful job – thanks so much!

Jamie & JasmineThe Highgate Extension

The table arrived his afternoon and it’s absolutely stunning. I am really delighted with it. The dining table is the centrepiece of our kitchen and everyone admires it! Appreciate all your efforts.

Jon PCambridge, UK

The Timber: Reclaimed Desk in Salvaged Cargo Train Oak

Boxcar Oak

The boxcar oak featured in our reclaimed dining table is a unique wood that captures the spirit of adventure and wanderlust. Salvaged from decommissioned American trains, each piece of wood has a rich history and character that simply cannot be replicated. The reclaimed nature of the timber means that it has undergone a natural ageing process, giving it a unique patina. The knots, dents, and scratches in the wood all add to the charm and character of this timber, making it a unique addition to any home.

With its deep, rich colour and bold, striking lines, this dining table adds an element of drama and intrigue to any space. The ebonising process gives the oak a distinctively dark finish, adding an extra layer of character and depth. This table is a true statement piece that tells a story, and its use of boxcar oak only adds to its mystique and allure.

Boxcar timber is particularly precious to L’Atelier Mata’s heritage as this is where our story of furniture making began many, many moons ago.

The Table Base

SquareForm Legs | Antique Brass

We designed our SquareForm legs to provide both style and stability to our range of desks. Made from high-quality steel, these legs feature a tubular shape that adds a modern touch to any workspace.

One of the key benefits of our SquareForm legs is their strength and durability. Steel is known for its toughness and longevity, making it an ideal material for table legs that need to withstand daily use. The tubular design of the legs adds an extra layer of support, ensuring that your desk stays stable and secure, even under heavy loads.

Plated in antique brass, this finish is both striking and durable. The antique look also creates a lovely contrast with the rich walnut used for the desktop, elevating the overall design.

Our Philosophy

At L’Atelier Mata, we are passionate about what we do and we take great pride in crafting each piece of furniture by hand. Our hunt for unique and exceptional boards of timber takes us across Europe & the UK, enabling us to create bespoke dining tables, coffee tables, mirrors, mantles and many more one-of-a-kind pieces.

We believe in the power of visual simplicity. With over 15 years of experience, we have honed our skills to focus on strong lines, perfect proportions and powerful detail. These elements have the ability to bring out the inherent beauty of raw timber. We are inspired by classical form and the idea that “less is more”- this allows us to create dining tables that have a timeless, elemental character. With meticulous attention to detail at every stage of the design and manufacturing process, we ensure that every piece is perfect before it leaves our atelier.

Our team has been working together for almost two decades, giving us a wealth of knowledge and a deep sense of pride in our work. Whether it’s a residential or commercial project, we deliver on budget, on schedule, and with utmost precision.


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