At Eberhart Furniture, we enjoy using raw, solid materials in the production of our furniture. In our current furniture series we use concrete, brass, steel, solid oak and leather. Here on the material page you can get an overview of the different materials, insight into how we use the materials and not least see how they look visually. In addition to information about our concrete table tops, you can find imagery illustrating other Eberhart relevant materials, which we have at stake in the design of our furniture.
For a more in-depth understanding of how to maintain your concrete tops, please refer to this MAINTENANCE GUIDE.
Eberhart Furniture designs and produces rustic concrete dining tables. Concrete has a special place in our hearts and for several years we have achieved beautiful results with black grey, white and light grey concrete table tops.
At Eberhart, we all mold our concrete tops ourselves. Concrete is a building material that basically consists of the binder cement, gravel and water. The concrete table tops at Eberhart are made on our South Funen farm, where we produce our furniture.
A casting and curing process can be controlled more or less to achieve a unique result. We have a production plant in Eberhart where our plates harden freely. This, combined with the fact that the individual constituents for our concrete mix vary slightly from time to time - for example, gravel can change slightly in color and substance depending on where it comes from - so that each cast and thus each tops hardens up a bit differently. We achieve various changes in the surface of the concrete plates with small color shades and fine, characteristic air holes. We consider the concrete tops as our Eberhart signature, and as the table's great material strength.
Here, we will illustrate within what span you as a customer can expect to receive your concrete table top. As a starting point, it will be the case that you will experience one specific concrete top in a given exhibition, but the one you will receive, is a fresh newly made top from our production that differs slightly from the concrete top you have seen.
We cast our concrete tops respectively. Light grey concrete, black grey concrete and white concrete. The plates, of which the pictures are taken below, are picked out randomly from our warehouse and illustrate the general diversity of the plates. It is within this span you can expect to receive your particular concrete table top.
From the production, all of our concrete tops are impregnated with a nano-cover, which seems repellent and therefore less susceptible to everyday dirt. In addition to the nano-cover, we recommend that the concrete tops are continuously treated with a turpentine-based, transparent wax. Please read our entire guide to maintaining your concrete table top here.
Black grey concrete
The black color in the darkest of our concrete tops comes from black iron oxide, which blends into the wet concrete mix. Our dark concrete tops are thus stained. The pictures here indicate within what span you can expect to receive your "black-grey" concrete top. The color may be reminiscent of a deep grey anthracite, but black grey is the broadest and most striking color reference.
Light grey concrete
Our light grey concrete tops are mixed with a little bit of white pigment, which makes the contrast between our dark and light table tops more pronounced. Our light grey concrete have a characteristic concrete expression, which is known from the construction industry, making this color our most raw and industrial choice.
Our white concrete tops are, like our black grey, stained. The white concrete table tops are very clean and clinical in their expression with almost no color play. If you did not know better, you would not immediately guess that the tops were made of concrete. They can be reminiscent of a solid marble or corian, but with a more playful surface
At Eberhart Furniture, we use the stick-glued solid oak with small bumps and splinters in the preparation of table tops, legs and extra leaves. We supply oak with three oiled surfaces. We do not deliver our oak untreated unless our customers so desire. Below we show pictures of our 3 oils and a description of them.
Oak / "Invisible Oil" - Nature
Unless otherwise agreed, you will receive your oak furniture from Eberhart treated with an "invisible oil". This is a newly developed, invisible oil from Junckers. A classic oak oil often causes the wood to appear yellowish. This is not the case with this "invisible" oil.
Unless you are aware that the oak tree is oiled, you would not be able to see the difference between oil treatment and none. The tree therefore appears as natural oak.
Oak / Black oiled
We use an oil from Junckers to color our black oak. From the production, we color the oak tree once. If you want a darker shade, we recommend that you surface your table top again. Follow the instructions on the Junckers product found here.
Oak / White oiled
We use Junckers table top oil to color our white oak. From the production, we color the oak tree once. If you want a lighter / whiter shade, we recommend that you surface your table top again. Follow the instructions on the Junckers product found here.
METALS - BABETTE & MARION
At Eberhart Furniture we cover Babette and Marion's chair frame with either black powder coating or white powder coating. On special requests we can also supply the chair in raw, oiled steel. Our raw steel is not further treated, which is why your raw steel chairs will eventually rust or give the chair a rough expression. Here, our metals are exemplified with a small section from the chassis on a Marion chair.