Medieval Period Trestle Table

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Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby daver » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:33 pm

Here's a medieval period table I doodled out based on a photo from the 40s or 50s. I think it would make a nice temporary table for when the family comes at the holidays.

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The original was done with three legs on each trestle. I suppose it was better for floors that aren't flat and it would be less work when you haven't got any power tools.
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby hammertime » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:52 pm

Is it intended to be fold up or ...... fixed ? I like the drawing regardless ;)

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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby thatsnotafestool » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:09 pm

I'm guessing that it could be hinged and that would also explain the three leg ...although I also agree with Dave R that three legs will always be stable. But that would mean that the trestles would need to be separate from the top ...or at least one of them...anyway..I digress.

If the single was hinged just inboard from the two leg piece and the table top then hinged the other way, the whole thing would take up very little storage space.
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby senior » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:10 pm

Do you live in a Castle?
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby daver » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:57 pm

To be honest, I don't know a great deal about the table or its design. I don't believe the rear legs were hinged but rather fixed in the top rail. The top was loose on the trestles so it could be knocked down. The cleats on the underside of the top would help to keep the top flat and prevent the top from sliding off the trestles.

senior wrote:Do you live in a Castle?


Haven't you heard the old saying, Every man's house is his castle."

I like lots of different styles of furniture. These trestles appeal to me for a sort of stand up computer desk although they'd have to be taller than I've drawn them. I've got a number of pieces I want to design/draw based on furniture designed in the 1930's for some state parks in Texas. Interesting styles involved.
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby thatsnotafestool » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:25 pm

Ignore Senior, Dave. He's wearing his 'I'm a d*ckhead' hat on tonight for some reason. Maybe Tesco's have got a special offer on cheap wine.
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby daver » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:50 am

thatsnotafestool wrote:Ignore Senior, Dave. He's wearing his 'I'm a d*ckhead' hat on tonight for some reason. Maybe Tesco's have got a special offer on cheap wine.


:lol: :lol:

As long as he hasn't been drinking the cheap stuff from Axminster.

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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby thatsnotafestool » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:43 am

I wondered where the phrase 'p iss artist' came from :lol: :lol:
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby senior » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:58 am

thatsnotafestool wrote:Ignore Senior, Dave. He's wearing his 'I'm a d*ckhead' hat on tonight for some reason. Maybe Tesco's have got a special offer on cheap wine.



Oh well, I thought it was a valid point. No need to be offensive and rude. Anyway that's my quota of posts used up.
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby thatsnotafestool » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:48 am

Ah, the sound of pedals going backwards.
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby senior » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:35 pm

Cor blimey Roger you are hard work....
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby Caleb37 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:50 am

I'd love to see the real thing. The sketch itself looks really good

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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby daver » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:17 am

Thank you.

Maybe I'll have to build one.
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby nickw » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:49 pm

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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby daver » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:11 pm

Nick, you probably have better tools for building that than I do.
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby nickw » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:52 pm

... maybe. But a lack of time.

I wish you'd posted that s couple of year ago, there have been a number of occasions where I have wanted to design a 3-d curvy shell like that, but had to give up 'cos I didn't know how to do it in SU. :oops: :oops:
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Re: Medieval Period Trestle Table

Postby daver » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:31 pm

Sorry about that. Well, now you can do it. ;)
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