Design Process



French Tables delivers design artistry with no limitations, uncompromising quality, and a personalized service, direct from the designer and maker Mark Alexander.

Paying attention to every intricate detail and to deliver a personalized service, our team of designers and craftsmen are skilled and experienced to produce unrivalled custom-made products and expert interior advice and solutions.

We put your needs first, and each project is imagined and constructed in close collaboration and consultation to bring your vision to life.

Every order undergoes a meticulous design and development process, to understand your unique specifications and preferences to produce one of a kind tables, chairs and sideboards to perfectly suit your home’s personality, architectural style and environment.

French Tables furniture is exquisitely custom-made and available direct from the manufacturer. Australia wide and international design consultations are welcome.

French style table design


An initial concept sketch is drawn by our talented and creative designer Mark Alexander, following an initial consultation which will determine your specific needs in terms of size, shape, style, design of leg and base, colour, parquetry pattern and fabric requirements.



Further customisation of the materials, base style, parquetry pattern, final finishes and any other custom details you would like can be made, to ensure every piece of French Tables furniture is one-of-a-kind giving its own distinct character and style.

French style table polishing


Your chosen colour and finish is precisely applied by hand using a lengthy and meticulous French polishing technique – where many thin layers are carefully rubbed into the timber, slowly building up the polish to deliver the required depth and lustre, completed in an Italian wax to achieve a liveable everyday finish.