This is just a bit of fun. My daughter tells me they would probably not have had folding tables in Medieval times, so this is probably not for the re-enactors. One day I might re-make the leg attachment to be more authentic, but for now I was in experimenting mode.
I had this really nicely-marked piece of oak, from the top of an old nest of tables. I couldn't bear to cut it to make a stool, so I decided to make a little individual table.
I planed up four sturdy legs, and made up two leg-trestles, that would nestle inside each other when folded. They had to be just a little narrower and shorted than the tabletop.
Oops made the legs a bit long - a minor adjustment with a saw. See how neatly the legs fold in?
It sits very well, but its a tad wobbly. A bracing strut is required, I think. One that just slots over the cross-rails this time, I think,
That's better. Much more stable.
A coat of wax top and bottom. I love this part - it's always rewarding seeing the grain patterns come to life.
See how to make the wax polish here
All done and looking nice with a stool to sit at. Both completely fold-flat and easily transported. Both totally non-Medieval though.
An interesting project, but maybe I will change the legs to a more authentic design. Watch this space...