16th Century Folding Table

March 11, 2013 in Furniture by Fritz

Here is a table I recently finished. I based it on a 16th century original  in the V&A museum in London. The original is made from walnut and is heavily inlaid. Mine is made from white oak and has light carving enhanced with a monochrome (black) pigment added under the oil finish.

The original has chains hold the base at a particular height. Since hand forged chains would have added a lot to the cost and commercially available chains are just too modern looking I chose to use webbing straps instead.