a table supported on trestles
Table composed of a long, oblong board, originally supported by a trestle or sawhorse, but now supported by posts and feet
Originally, all tables were merely loose boards placed upon trestles or sawhorses. The trestle form (as distinguished from the four-legged or pedestal table) has survived, and now appears as a long, narrow table with two T-shaped uprights joined by a single stretcher. Often used in country-style decor.
A long, narrow table with two T-shaped uprights that are joined by a single stretcher; usually used in country-style schemes.
A long narrow table with two T-shaped uprights that are joined by a single stretcher for added support. Find a dining table.
A table top supported by a braced frame (divided foot, horse), often consisting of two posts with feet, joined by a connecting member.
Long, narrow table supported with two T-shaped uprights joined together with a single stretcher; used in many country style designs.
Originally, all tables were merely loose boards placed upon trestles or horses. In the Middle Ages the "dormant table" was a permanent structure of table with trestles attached; this became the fixed-table type. The trestle form survived, as distinguished from the four legged or pedestal table, in various arrangements of posts and feet, more or less ornate, in all styles to the present.
The basic trestle table (also known as a folding table or card table) is a structure comprising two frame-based legs (the trestles) over which a tabletop is placed. Such tables were known to be commonly used as early as the Middle Ages, using a wide variety of materials. As well as ease of assembly and storage, which made it the ideal occasional table, it has long been popular for dining, as those seated are not so inconvenienced as they might be with the more usual arrangement of an independent leg at each corner.