During middle Ages, dormant medieval dining table was fixed trestle table with runner or rug. In middle Ages this type of table was preference for feasts held and banquets in large estates and castles. These pictures were handmade solid wood for royalty and nobility. What good commission for a woodworker in those days.
Medieval dining table wood was not stained or sealed. Clean with oily rags to collect food debris and dust that has accumulated. Body oils and grease from hands of foods that penetrate wood. Just eat seal that would naturally get table.
12 Photos Gallery of: Stunning Medieval Dining Table
A trestle table was recorded at 54 feet in length. Hence arrival of refectory table, name came from next room in monastery or castle was used. This new type of painting known as “joined” table because it was produced by type known as a carpenter.
Modern finishes are very different from those of medieval dining table as sandpaper did not exist. At that time craftsmen had to scrape pieces of wood to a smooth surface. Years and years of partying with kings and their courts resting his elbows on table using edges to give them their character