Annnotated Photographs


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Settle as a Table
 
 

Settle as a Bench
 
 

Table Top

1    Pegs joining boards on table top revealed by planing of boards warped by time.
2    Notice the ragged end of the boards forming the table top caused by a knot close to the end of one board.

 
 
 
 

Second view of the same end of the table top.

1    One of three pegs joining the two boards forming the table top.
2    Notice the ragged end of the boards forming the table top caused by a knot close to the end of one board.
3    Each board is joined to the underlying support by two to three wooden pins and several nails (probably 20th Century repairs).

 
 
 
 

View of the other end of the table top.

1    One of three pegs joining the two boards forming the table top.
2    Dutchman style repair of table top.
3    Each board is joined to the underlying support by two to three wooden pins and several nails (probably 20th Century repairs).
4    Cracks resulting from expansion and contractions.

 
 
 
 
 

Closeup of peg in center of table top.
 

Underside view of the table.

1    Pegs do not penetrate bottom of table.
2    Dutchman repair noted on table top penetrates bottom of table but leveled only on top of table.
3    End of cross support on table top is shaped to allow the table top to rotate a few more degrees.
4    Rounded end of vertical support on the side which pivots during the change of the settle from table to bench.
5    Crack in vertical support caused by expansion in the seat joints.

 
 
 
 
 

View from the side of the table.

1    Notice the variability in the width of the boards making up the vertical members.
2    Unexplained holes in the end support.  Was this board used earlier for another use?
3    Rounded edges on table top.
4    Tenon and pins joinery for seat board.
5    Rounding of seat edge by choice or from use.
6    Two removable pin joining end support to top support.
Second pin needed only on one side as it is only needed to prevent table top from tipping.
7    Square end of stretcher at tenons becoming rounded on the top near the center.
 

 

View from the other side of the table.

1    Notice the variability in the width of the boards making up the vertical members.
2    Unexplained holes in the end support.  Was this board used earlier for another use?
3    Broken end of tenon on stretcher.
4    Tenon and pins joinery for seat board.
5    Rounding of seat edge by choice or from use.
6    Single removable pin joining end support to top support for pivoting table top to form bench back..
Second pin needed only on one side as it is only needed to prevent table top from tipping.
7    Square end of stretcher at tenons becoming rounded on the top near the center.


View from the side of the table.

1    Notice the variability in the width of the boards making up the vertical members.
2    Tenon and pins joinery for seat board.
3    Wedge through tenon of the stretcher.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Side view of end support.

1    Notice the cross section of the temovable pins joining top support to the vertical support.
2    Notice the shape of the wedges in the through tenon joining the seat to the vertical support.
3    Transition from the rectangular cross section of the stretcher near the edge to the more rounded top away from the edge.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

View of the bottom portion of the table.

1    Shape of table foot.
2    Square end of stretcher at tenons becoming rounded on the top near the center.