Tables used by the viking age peoples
- Does anyone have information about the tables that that viking age
people would have used. I'm looking for sizes, methods of construction,
I've seen the Sala Hytta table/stool but I am wondering about larger tables.
Many thanks for your help
You can check the archives, but I have yet to see any references for
regular tables before the stave church (Christian) Viking era.
I believe that the early Viking culture didn't typically sit around
with tables and chairs (mostly because there are very few extant
tables or chairs)like the later Europeans. But this is not unheard of
even today. Some cultures spend more time sitting on the ground a
working with low tables or just a plank to put their stuff on.
If you're doing early (10c) Viking and you've got an A frame tent, you
are aware of how little standing space is available for the size of
the tent footprint. Try sitting on the floor, and the space gets much
bigger. Outside our sleeping tent, my camp uses large pillows and a
variety of 6 board chests for our living area, it's comfortable and
the chests are storage, sitting space or table space, depending on our
current needs. A couple of Lund stools rounds out most of our living
space Viking furniture.
If you do come across any extant examples or references that
support "modern" tables in the early Viking culture, please post it,
there are many people that would like an answer to this question.
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> Does anyone have information about the tables that that viking age
> people would have used. I'm looking for sizes, methods of
> I've seen the Sala Hytta table/stool but I am wondering about larger
> Many thanks for your help