An Arts-and-Crafts take on the classic trestle table design. Tusked tenons make for a rapid knock-down design. The trestle table used to be the most common form of western table design, but is now more of a niche product. I've always wanted to put my own spin on it, so I ended up designing this one, with tapering trestles and a graceful arc to the rail that connects them.
Built with traditional techniques, this solid table is assembled with a minimum of glue, and will last for generations. The trestles feature classic draw-bored assembly, where wooden pegs are forced through slightly offset holes to create an extremely strong joint with no glue at all. Old English pieces using this technique are still strong after hundreds of years.
To learn more about the process of creating the Trestle Table, check out my studio journal.
Materials: - White Oak with a dark stain, finished with an oil / polyurethane blend.
Dimensions: - 5' wide x 3' deep x 30" tall
- If you're interested in this piece in a different size or material, be sure to check out my commissions page. The dark-stained oak is a classic material for a piece like this, but it could look equally striking in different woods or finishes, such as a lighter oak, or a warm cherry. The size shown here could be used as a small dining table, but I could scale it for various purposes. Any other ideas? Let's talk! - Check out my Materials page for examples of the various materials and finishes I work with.
- These pieces are all made to order, and vary from one to the next, both due to the materials and hand crafted nature of the work.
- Please allow 4-8 weeks for production and shipping.
- Because these pieces are large and delivered by freight, the shipping charge listed is approximate, and may be adjusted after you place your order. Please email me with any questions.