The trestle dining table is a totally interesting choice if you want to embrace the traditional medieval feel and look into your dining room. The trestle dining table sets are renowned for their use in a holiday meal, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, due to their large size to provide as much necessity as required, such as extra seating and silverware, without creating a family feud. Unfortunately, trestle dining table and chairs can be extremely expensive to buy, making them a choice only if you are ready to spend a fortune to swap out your old, smaller dining room table set.
This dining room table style is renowned for its 2 or 3 trestle supports that are linked by a longitudinal cross-member over where a table top or board is put. The trestle dining table can be traced back to the middle ages, where the table was usually little more than loose boards placed over trestle legs for easy and simple storage and assembly. Until the 16th century, this simple and collapsible style remained as the most common form of table.
The trestle dining table is prominent in the traditional Americana household furnishings style, which is also usually matched by spindle-backed chairs for the dining seating option. In this case, the trestles are usually of much higher and better quality, such as oak wood, and fixed with a stretcher beam using the keyed tenon placed through the center of every trestle. They are typically to support the high quality and waxed oak wood table top.
As mentioned before, the trestle dining table can be an extremely expensive choice of dining room furniture set to buy, often reaching up to four figures. Even so, it does not mean you cannot go for a budget friendly solution. Yes, it is the DIY trestle dining room table project! Luckily, there are some tutorials you can find online so you can incorporate some decorative details in your dining area without having to break the bank.
You can use newel posts for the legs of the DIY trestle dining table project that are cut to size and stabilized with feet that are made from corbels with carved scrollwork detailing. The legs can be connected by a stretcher that is cut from handrail. Use stock lumber and molding to finish of the top. The project generally can be finished in a weekend. But always be sure you have the skill in carpentry that is absolutely required to finish the table.