Oak Garden Dining Chairs

Oak Dining Chairs

Oak garden dining chairs – part of the Alex range

These versatile dining chairs have been designed to complement our Alex range of outdoor dining tables. However, they are equally at home making an informal seating area, perfect with an Alex side table for refreshments.

These substantial dining chairs are built out of solid oak in our Oxfordshire workshops, with traditional oak pegged mortise and tenon joints.

Alex range of outdoor seating

Oxford Oak – Artweeks 2022

Oak pergola and oak bench

You are warmly invited to visit Oxford Oak workshops, open for Oxfordshire Artweeks 2022

Come and see oak furniture being designed and made in the workshop, and discuss any garden furniture projects you may have in mind.

Try out our oak garden benches and see how comfy they are!

10am – 5pm, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2022

Sylva Wood Centre, Little Wittenham Road, Long Wittenham, OX14 4QT

We’re opening as part of the “Sylva Wood Centre Artweeks Event, Venue 171”


Oxfordshire Artweeks logo

Christ Church Oxford Meadow Bench

Oxford Oak Meadow Bench

Oxford Oak were commissioned by Christ Church Oxford to make a new bench for Christ Church Meadows. These Grade 1 listed meadows form a beautiful tranquil leafy green space in Oxford city centre.

The Meadow Bench has been designed to sit harmoniously within the vast open landscape of the Meadows, with a contemporary minimal design, generous proportions and a low profile. Constructed in oak, with traditional mortice and tenon joints held together with oak pegs. The top of the seat is subtly curved to shed rainwater. Galvanised stand-offs and robust proportions are designed for longevity.

The hand carved inscription is by Brian Hempsted, of Hand Cut Signs.

We installed it earlier this week with much appreciated help and guidance from Head Gardener John James and his team.

If you’re in Oxford and would like to test it out, the Meadow Bench can be found along the Cherwell Path, next to the Jubilee Bridge. From here you can enjoy views along the River Cherwell, and over the Meadows to the historic Christ Church buildings. Seats six.

Oxford Oak – Artweeks Invitation 2021

Oxford Oak – Artweeks Invitation 2021

We are delighted to invite you to visit our workshops for Artweeks 2021.

See oak furniture projects in progress and try out some finished pieces, including an oak pergola, seating and planters. Rodas Irving will be on hand to discuss any projects you have in mind.

We are opening as part of the Sylva Wood Centre Artweeks Event , Venue 183, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There will be lots to see and do, including open workshops for fine furniture, boats, turning, sculpture, live demonstrations and have a go sessions. Find out about professional and short woodworking courses, visit the Future Forest and reconstructed Anglo-Saxon house.

Cycle stands, free parking for cars, café. Covid-safe site, please wear a mask indoors.

Find out more here https://www.artweeks.org/festival/2021/sylva-wood-centre


Visitors at Oxford Oak’s Artweeks Exhibition in May 2019

Oxford Oak’s Artweeks Exhibition in May 2019

Oxford Oak – Artweeks 2021

We’re really hoping we’ll be able to welcome you to our workshops this May, but like so much else, it will all depend on the restrictions that will be in place then!

Fingers crossed it all goes ahead, we’ll be opening our doors on two weekends 15-16th and 22-23rd May, and you can visit us in our spacious workshops and exhibition space in the Oxfordshire countryside.

Come and see how we make our beautiful and sustainable oak pergolas and outdoor furniture, and discuss any projects you have in mind.

We’ll be opening as part of the wider Sylva Wood Centre Artweeks 2021 Event, which will include open workshops for a wide range of talented designer makers who work with wood.

We’ll post more details here, hopefully including confirmation of opening, and if not alternative arrangements.

Visitors at Oxford Oak’s Artweeks Exhibition in May 2019

Oxford Oak’s Artweeks Exhibition in May 2019

Oxford Oak – Artweeks 2020

Sadly we are not able to open up our workshops for Artweeks this May, as planned.

However, we’d like to invite you to join us for virtual Artweeks 2020!

We’ve included some photos of Oxford Oak’s Artweeks exhibition last May, when we were able to welcome the public to see our workshops, to try out some of our finished pieces, and discuss any projects they might have in mind.

You can visit our virtual gallery on the Artweeks Website


Oxford Oak is still making beautiful furniture, whilst keeping customers, staff and suppliers safe.

Please do get in touch by phone or email, and we will be happy to discuss your requirements for seating and planters.

We are taking orders for pergolas for construction winter 2020.

Oxford Oak’s Artweeks Exhibition in May 2019

Visitors at Oxford Oak’s Artweeks Exhibition in May 2019

Oxford Oak getting ready for Artweeks 2019

We’re busy making plans to welcome the public into our workshops in May. This year we’ll be featuring a full size oak pergola and some new outdoor oak benches.

We’ll be open as part of the Sylva Wood Centre Artweeks Event 2019.

Open on two weekends 11-12th, and 18-19th of May, commercial specifiers visit during the week by appointment.

Photo of part of last year’s show