It deserves trying to find British refectory antique dining tables from Lancashire's Tudor to Improvement durations. Made from oak, with huge round legs, they are quite unusual as, owing to the damp problems, the legs would rot. You ought to look at the legs very closely, as these have actually usually been replaced. In addition, beware of late copies, made from reclaimed floorboards. The dead giveaways will certainly be filled-in nail openings, and also dowels flush with the surface area. In old antique table, the dowels often tend to stand pleased with the surface, owing to shrinkage of the wood throughout the years.
If a table is old and also has been utilized for numerous, lots of years, the legs would undoubtedly have uneven wear and likewise the edges and also corners of the table ought to be rounded as well as smooth from years of use rather than sharp and also angular. Any rods or pins in the table's surfaces must stand out from the surface area of a genuine antique dining table due to the fact that old timber will shrink with time making such rods and also pins (additionally recognized as dowels) stand out from the somewhat shrunken wood.