With the trestle table, one person can open the table because the table base stays in place. The geared slides do all the work when opening the table top, and give you access to the leaves within the table. Geared slides are very effective in “equalizing” both sides of the table top when opening the table top. Most trestle designs can be made to have the leaves stored underneath the table top, with or without aprons. Because the trestle table top is unique in its design, customizing does not come as easy.