I made this extending table when I was still working through a mild infatuation with the English Arts and Crafts period, especially the Cotswold movement. Its origin is an Ernest Gimson table made in 1924. Gimson's table was rectangular, with chip carving on the table-top edges. I kept the hay-rake stretchers and the stepped octagonal legs. I'd love to make another one. The original is in the Leicester Museum, and when made cost the client less than fifty pounds.