DANDELION’s qualified Mechanical Engineer, Alan McEwen coupled with his life-long interest in British industrial history — he is also an acclaimed author of several books, — in the spring of 2012 with his passion for up-cycling (Alan prefers re-engineering), commenced the construction of DANDELION’s first Quirky Industrial Table which he re-engineered from a mid-Victorian, belt-driven, cast-iron, industrial sewing machine.
Thus, DANDELION Quirky Industrial Table was born.
Since that time, DANDELION have built over 40 Quirky Industrial Tables, which range from narrow, timber-topped console tables and round-topped coffee tables using up-cycled cast-iron 19th century ale-house table bases, to large dining room tables with cast-iron bases re-engineered from Vintage saw benches or industrial machinery.
DANDELION regularly receive customer’s commissions to construct Quirky Industrial Tables built to customers’ own specifications from re-engineered old agricultural and industrial machinery with table tops of made from salvaged hard wood or pitch pine, or York flag stone.
Alan scours the entire country seeking Victorian and Vintage cast-iron saw benches, metal machinery bases from engineering workshops, cast-iron mangles and sundry old agricultural machinery, which are then re-engineered in our own workshops to become DANDELION Quirky Industrial Tables.
DANDELION also create stunning kitchen islands using vintage cast-iron and wrought-iron bases with tops made from waxed, beautiful, old timbers salvaged from historic industrial sites.
Should you be seeking a beautifully, re-engineered dining table, garden table, console table or kitchen island, then contact DANDELION.