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They were often made of maple, oak or pine. A modern design of the refectory table is know as the expansion top or a draw table with fallen leaves that are kept under the leading and can be taken out to expand the ends. In ancient Rome this design was made of stone or marble and was primarily a pedestal-style table. By the Center Ages the trestle table was typically a few boards set on top of trestle legs making it collapsible as well as easily relocated or kept.