- This one is across the bottom of an oval table top obviously to hold it flat, the cleats provide a pivot point. I am sending you a copy Master Hal -RhysMessage 1 of 8 , May 16, 2011View SourceThis one is across the bottom of an oval table top obviously to hold it flat, the cleats provide a pivot point. I am sending you a copy Master Hal
-RhysOn Mon, May 16, 2011 at 9:21 AM, Gary Link <halraeburn@...> wrote:
I have seen them used in two different types of furniture as far back as early 15th century, both used for the same basic reason.1 is on the bottom of trestle table tops to hold down flat and form cleats for placing the legs.2 is on the underside of trunk lids for the same basic reason, hold the top flat and it becomes the cross piece on the sloped ended trunk to make the hinge.
I have not found any earlier examples yet but I'm alway looking for them.In ServiceHal
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 19:33:45 -0500Subject: [MedievalSawdust] sliding dovetail circa 1520-1540
I have a picture of a French tilt table on a pedestal where the top is three boards on a sliding dove tail. Has anyone else seen that joint on something of that age?