28 Small-scale Features – Picnic Tables

The Rustic Landscape of Rim Village, 1927-1941

Typology

 

Small-scale Features

Picnic Tables

The pros and cons of using commercial lumber or native-cut material in the construction of picnic tables for the campground at Rim Village were debated and a decision was made favoring more rustic ones in a “harmonious” appearing style. Prior to 1935, picnic tables in the campground at Rim Village were removed and stored inside during the winter to prevent excessive damage from the snow load. An experimental log picnic table was constructed in 1935 to test the effects of winter snows on the durability of a new table. These tables, constructed of split logs with log footings, in conjunction with the stone fireplaces (see below), made a “pleasing combination” in the camping area.

In 1937, thirty units (picnic table and benches) were placed in the campground, and the following year an additional thirty-two units were placed.

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