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17 Elegant Classic Trestle Tables

Can you tell we’re smitten with trestle tables here at Decoist? First we explored the power of trestle tables as desks, and then we celebrated the clean look of modern trestle tables. Today it’s all about the classics! In fact, the trestle tables below are so elegant, they just might inspire your next purchase. There’s nothing like a piece that evokes a sense of history and character. Check out the classic trestle tables below, and then tell us about your favorites by leaving a comment at the end of the post…

Rich Tones

We begin with a collection of tables that showcase rich wooden tones, like this Legacy Classic Larkspur Trestle Table from FIG Stores, crafted from pine with birch veneer. Love the caramel finish!

Classic pine trestle table 17 Elegant Classic Trestle Tables
Classic pine trestle table

X-base legs are a popular trestle table feature, and this Legacy Classic Thatcher Trestle Table from FIG Stores showcases the form well, thanks to poplar, quartered white oak veneer and a rich amber finish:

Dark wooden trestle table 17 Elegant Classic Trestle Tables
Dark wooden trestle table

This Salvaged Wood X-Base Rectangular Extension Dining Table comes from Restoration Hardware, and unfinished solid reclaimed pine timbers from 100-year-old British buildings are the materials of choice:

Dark wooden trestle table from Restoration Hardware
Dark wooden trestle table from Restoration Hardware

Clean lines get the job done with this Harbor Table from Gingko Home Furnishings. Evoking the classic style of trestle tables from Boston and Nantucket, this piece also boasts a bit of Asian flair!

Classic trestle table dining table
Classic trestle dining table

A weathered finish can go a long way in bringing an architectural feel to the dining room, as shown with this long trestle table that makes a big statement under unique pendant lighting. [from Amy’s Casablanca via Pinterest]

Classic trestle table in an architectural dining room
Classic trestle table in an architectural dining room

Last but not least, golden tones are alive and well on this Classic Trestle table from The Lorimer Workshop. Note the simple centerpiece of a rustic bowl. What’s your favorite dining room table centerpiece?

Classic trestle table from Lorimer Workshop
Classic trestle table from Lorimer Workshop

Lightening Up

We now check out tables that have a light presence, either from accompanying light-toned chairs or the wood of the table itself. Would you pair a dark trestle table with chars in pale hues? The effect is modern, bright and airy! [photo from ZeroEnergy Design]

Classic trestle table in a modern dining room
Classic trestle table in a modern dining room

You can introduce some brightness into your dining room by painting the base of your table white. We’re loving the look of this Harvest Table Oak from Etsy shop GroversGrove, which features pedestal legs. In fact, the legs can be painted the color of your choice!

Trestle table from Etsy shop GroversGrove
Trestle table from Etsy shop GroversGrove

This next dark trestle table from Woodland Furniture gets a tropical update with wicker chairs and palm fronds in a vase on the table. An interesting twist on classic trestle style! [photo from Margaret Donaldson Interiors]

Classic trestle table in a tropical vignette
Classic trestle table in a tropical vignette

Contrast can also be created by pairing a light table with dark chairs. This Hart Table from Room & Board is sturdy and chic. A classic trestle base gives a nod to traditional Shaker style. Not to mention, there’s plenty of room under the table for seating!

Trestle table from Room & Board
Trestle table from Room & Board

If you’re feeling crafty, consider building the table yourself! Don’t worry—you don’t have to do it alone! This Farmhouse Trestle Table DIY Kit from Etsy shop Lakeshore House & Home guides you as you assemble and build your own farmhouse-style trestle table:

DIY farmhouse trestle table
DIY farmhouse trestle table

A light farmhouse table with light cane chairs creates a refreshing statement. Top it all off with a bowl of green apples, and you have a dining room that has history, style and true presence. [photo from Charlie & Co. Design]

Weathered trestle table in a light and airy dining room
Weathered trestle table in a light and airy dining room

Restoration Hardware offers an array of beautifully crafted trestle tables, including this Salvaged Wood Trestle Rectangular Extension Dining Table, shown in natural. We’re loving the pairing of this table with upholstered chairs in neutral fabric:

Salvaged wood trestle table from Restoration Hardware
Salvaged wood trestle table from Restoration Hardware

Ornate legs are a desirable feature when it comes to trestle tables with classic style, and this piece from Matthew Elias of Custom Made does not disappoint:

Trestle table from Custom Made
Trestle table from Custom Made

Unexpected Style

We end today’s post with three trestle tables that dabble in a dash of the unexpected. Concrete is the standout feature of this Salvaged Wood & Concrete Trestle Rectangular Dining Table from Restoration Hardware. Not to mention, it creates a beautiful contrast with the salvaged pine base:

Trestle dining table with a concrete top from Restoration Hardware
Trestle dining table with a concrete top from Restoration Hardware

Try pairing your classic trestle table with metal chairs for a rustic-industrial vibe. Top it all off with interesting pendant lighting, and you’re set! [photo from The Design Atelier]

Trestle table in a farmhouse-style dining room
Trestle table in a farmhouse-style dining room

Grace your home office with a dramatic focal point by introducing a trestle table as a desk. While trestle desks are widely available, you can also opt for a small trestle dining table. Just pull up a tufted chair and get to work! [photo from Jennifer Pacca Interiors]

Elegant trestle table desk
Elegant trestle table desk

When it comes to trestle tables, do you prefer ornate, rustic, or clean-lined with a hint of modern style? Share your thoughts and tell us about your favorites by leaving a comment below…

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What do you think?

  • I know the focus here is the table, but I am really
    impressed with how well it ties with the
    wrought iron light fixtures and the marbled painting of the walls. All
    neutrals, but still provide so much color and depth to the room. It’s not
    enough just to have great pieces, if you stick them someplace they can’t shine
    or they don’t complement the overall mood of the house. So many cool pieces
    featured here!

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