Both the form and function of your hardwood dining or kitchen table should inform your buying decision when your Amish table will last for generations.
A wooden trestle table is available in many shapes and sizes with expansion potential on geared slides to accommodate gatherings both large and small. Amish handmade trestle tables work in both the kitchen and formal dining room depending on your needs.
- What is a trestle table?
One of the oldest dining table designs, the trestle table now complements a wide range of interior designs. The trestle base has two pedestals, connected by a low stretcher bar that adds strength and stability to your dining surface. Trestle style dining room tables have vertical support near the ends connected with horizontal support. Advantages of this design allow for maximum seating around the table and support large expansion. Trestle tables are also great for use with benches and more traditional dining chair designs.
- How does a trestle table work?
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. The standard trestle table sizes range from 36-48” in width and 60-78” in length depending on the piece; generally, center leaves are 12”.
- How do I know if a trestle table is the right option for my space?
Trestle tables are perfect when you normally need six chairs and occasionally host guests. With a rectangular trestle table, you have more flexibility to add more people to the table. One of the benefits of a pedestal or trestle table is the ability to fit more people around the table, since the legs don’t get in the way of an additional person pulling up a chair at the corners. If you normally need 8 or more chairs, we would recommend considering a large legged table.
Trestle dining room tables are popular dining room choices because exude classic style, yet come in styles as varied as sleek and modern to timeless or rustic. In addition to various domestic hardwood options, Countryside Amish Furniture offers wooden and extendable trestle tables in an assortment of shapes and expansion options. From traditional rectangular tables to eye-catching farmhouse tables with planked tops, you are certain to find the right size and shape trestle dining table for your room.