Build an 18th Century Trestle Table with Will Neptune
Be a Part of Living History
CVSW and THE WINDSOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROJECT
As the last part of the WHS/CVSW Collaboration for the Strong/ Howard House renovation we will be finishing up with an early 18th century Trestle Table. This type of table was in the original kitchen and was typically used as a work table but in your own home would make a great informal dining table-in the kitchen, the family room-you name it. The table we will build is based on an original one from the Wallace Nutting Collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
The original table was 10 feet long but you can reduce the length to fit your needs. You may also build it 24” wide as the original was or you can make it 32” wide which is more in keeping with modern dining tables.
The original was pine and ash with a painted finish but you can elect to do the table in cherry or walnut if you prefer.
The construction of the table is fairly simple and straightforward and includes long through pinned tenons for the long central stretcher.
Sign up soon-this is an interesting table and will give you the opportunity to see what goes into building an accurate reproduction of an historical piece of furniture. The one that Bob Van Dyke and Will Neptune will be building will follow the original exactly and will be a permanent part of the Windsor Historical Society Collection. The two - 3 day weekend format of this class will allow students to get caught up on any work done at home in between class meetings.
Section 071015A: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 10,11,12 & 31, August 1 & 2, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Trestle Table, 1690-1720, New England or England. H 28” x W 117” x D 23 5/8”. Pine and ash. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. The Wallace Nutting Collection, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1926.482
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