Timeless Trestle Tables

The trestle table dates back to the Middle Ages where it began as a make-shift table using two or three trestles and a board as the top.  Over the centuries the look has evolved, we now have metal and glass trestle tables that look very modern, while the classic rustic look is still popular.  Today this style of table functions very well for seating large groups due to the placement of the legs, many people can sit comfortably around without being bothered by the legs.  This is one of my favorite looks not only because there are so many unique styles but also because they are a sturdy piece that will always be in style.

(1) This splendid kitchen by Steven Gambrel was featured in Elle Magazine.  The space has a cozy feeling and the huge table is perfect for hanging out with family and friends. (2) Here we have a quite rustic, very sturdy trestle table that is defiantly worthy to dance on! (3) The designer of this dining room has made the table stand out by surrounding it with white chairs and a huge white cabinet, so much storage!

(4) Everyone needs a fabulous wine cellar like this one and in that wine cellar a 12 foot trestle table.  This huge table appears to be able to seat at least twenty people, perfect for wine tastings. (5) Here we have a very sophisticated trestle table used as a desk.  The finish on this piece is quite stunning and really sets it apart from your average rustic trestle table.

(6) I was drawn to this image due to the innovation of the table as a vanity.  The plumbing is well hidden creating a subtle and clean look. (7) This concrete table is somewhat of a twist on the classic trestle but it is perfect for use in a garden patio.

The trestle table is a great option for any design style, it seems that there is one out there for just about anyone.  If you are in the market for a fabulous trestle table, Nandina Home & Design carries many great options from companies such as Four Hands, Dovetail and Noir.

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