A Classic, simple, beautiful English pub table and matching bench built and given a distressed antique finish by us. Design adapted from a 17th century antique.A classic table, (28 x 72 x 30h) and bench (12 x 56 x 18h) designed for a family with a new built in banquette in the shape of an L. The original request was for a traditional farmhouse table, but I suggested a trestle style so that the legs would not be in the way of sliding along the banquette seat.
Off we went to 1stDibs for some inspiration for a trestle table which would please our client, who, up until this point had never seen a trestle style that she liked. This "Quintessential Early English Oak Trestle Table", is for sale (and now on hold) for $35,000 at The Fortress. It left us all awestruck with its simple beauty. It's from the 17th century and is huge! It was decided to alter the design as little as possible while scaling down the size to be appropriate for the clients.
Shown in construction. During the design phase, much thought was given to the size and placement of all the elements, and a generous 13 inch end overhang was planned so that knees would not bump in to the sticky-outy bits. Please see my tab "helpful information" for more logistical stuff about banquette seating and tables.
More construction pictures: as you can see, the entire piece was built of pristine, kiln dried white oak, so all of the "special effects" you are going to see (in the pictures which follow) represent brutalities endured in the finishing process (my department)
General view of the bench. You would not believe how comfortable this is to sit upon. The legs can kick back into the middle of the bench and heels rest upon the stretcher. This feels very nice for the back and posture.