Thousands bid for chance to win rejected table with penis shaped knot

The best thing about handmade wooden furniture is that each piece is unique, with different knots, grains and shades.

Samuel Moseley and Rhys Shackell-York make dining tables for their business Grain and Frame and usually know how to handle these quirks.

But for one of their recent pieces, they didn’t notice a rather unfortunately shaped knot until they were putting it together in the customer’s house.

The knot – which occurred completely naturally – looks a lot like a penis.

The customer decided they didn’t want any guests to have to look at the symbol over dinner and turned them away.

In fact, the shape was so uncanny, the customer thought it had been etched on on purpose.


As the table is worth £624, Samuel and Rhys wanted to ensure it would end up with a new home somewhere.

After posing with the furniture and taking a moment to measure the size of the knot (three inches by the way), they set up a raffle with all money going to Orchid, a charity focused on helping those with testicular, prostate and penile cancers.

Although the table was rejected by the initial owner, thousands of people are keen to get their hands on it.


The pair said: ‘The response has been amazing, so many people have supported it from Twitter/LinkedIn/Instagram/Reddit we’ve sold over 3000 tickets in just under 48 hours.’

The table is 76cm tall, 150cm wide and 85cm deep, leaving enough room for four to six people.

It’s made from North American Pine with a triple coated finish and the legs are made from steel. The legs can be changed and you can choose from black, raw steel, or custom colour.

The raffle closes on Monday September 6 at 9am.

Samuel and Rhys founded the business in 2019. Rhys had been dreaming of launching a bespoke furniture shop, bringing together local wood and steel, when he met Sam.

Sam was previously Lead Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and like Rhys, had a passion for design and manufacturing.

They now have multiple workshops in the West Midlands.

To buy a ticket for the raffle, click here.

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