Trestle table build

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One of the table designs I have watched over the years is the trestle table design. I hadn’t made one in the past but mainly because I do not paint my bases, and most construction of a trestle table with the angles they have to use screws to hold things together. I have always made my tables with a natural aging finish and didn’t want to have a painted base.

Well, I finally broke down and decided to build out a trestle table. I had a customer that requested it and I want to do as my customers ask. I am glad I did! I spent a lot of time researching the different designs that I could build out and one that work the best for my aging finish, with the natural wood look. It turned out great, I really like it.

One of the downfalls of the heavy beam base table I make is the cost for the wood, plus the weight of the table base. It is very heavy making it difficult to move around. The trestle base is much lighter and still sturdy. The finish process works out very well, and it gives the table a classic/elegant look to add to the rustic decor of the wood grain.