Shaker Trestle Table - unassembled and unfinished kit
Shaker cabinetmakers made the design of trestle tables more graceful by using arched feet and more convenient by raising the horizontal stretcher to allow for more leg room. This robust, yet graceful, example was likely first made at the Mt. Lebanon, New York Shaker community. The original, which has a pine top and a maple undercarriage, is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
We make this Trestle Table entirely in solid cherry. Like the original, the top is a full 1 1/4" thick. Note the separate cross-pieces, called "breadboard ends", which we carefully peg in place to prevent the top from warping. Height is 29". Width of top is 33"; available in four lengths. Shown in an oil and wax finish.
This item is an unassembled and unfinished kit. All physical components to make this as a project are included along with instructions, however, you will be required to provide the necessary sandpaper, glue, and finish--as well as be reasonably comfortable with your own skills to obtain a satisfactory result.
PLEASE NOTE: Shaker Trestle Table kits currently have a longer production lead time of 8 - 12 weeks. Moreover, due to their size, the table tops must ship with a furniture delivery service. This will add a further 3 - 5 weeks on average. Thank you for your patience and understanding!