Black trestle tables

We had an inquiry yesterday on our Facebook page for photos of all the different black trestle tables we make. We put together this little collage - thought we might share it in the blogosphere as well to give you some inspiration. 

Black trestle tables collage


Trestle Apprentice

I couldn't resist taking this photo of our youngest Trestle Apprentice, Little Mr L, who was helping me with our trestle quotes and inquiries today. c-u-t-i-e-p-i-e! Apologies if there were any typos in our emails.... he is awesome at drooling and blowing raspberries but not the best speller ;-)

Liam Plank and Trestle


Garden trestle table - Gardening Australia magazine

The lovely Joseph Gardner who is an amazing stylist and designer called us up a few months ago and asked if he could use our Pacific Blue trestle table for a feature he was working on. We had no idea what the shoot was or which magazine it was for until he sent us the magazine pages. It was so gorgeous - a kid's gardening trestle table in Gardening Australia magazine! Those kids are so damn cute too!!

We have had our trestles featured in kitchens (Donna Hay mag), garages (Real Living mag), baby showers (Fete Press), even DIY magazines (Australian Handyman) but not gardens! We were in love. (It also got me thinking of some new gardening trestle table designs we could build but best we keep that to ourselves and not mention it to trestle bloke).

Joseph came up with some amazing kid-friendly gardening projects - hope they give you some great ideas for your little ones this weekend.

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GIVEAWAY collage

We have been so overwhelmed with all the trestle love and support we have received since we started Plank and Trestle back in 2011. Our lovely clients have given us so much encouragement and said so many lovely things about our trestles, and our friends and family have put up with our trestle obsession for a long time now!

So we wanted to do something to give back a little by giving away one of our Traditional Oak trestle tables to a lucky person.  Our Traditional range has been so popular since we released it earlier this year and we have this baby that we made especially for our photos sitting right next to me here so we thought "why not give it away!" It is brand new and the dimensions are 2m long x 54cm wide x 70cm high. If you would like to enter, head over the our Facebook page. The winner will be drawn randomly on 31 July 2014. The competition is only open to Australian residents as we only ship within Australia.

Good luck trestle lovers!



Home Sweet Home

We LOVE it when clients send us photos of their trestle tables all set up in their new home. We get such a kick out of individually hand-making each trestle table so it is so nice to see what they are used by their new trestle parents. Here are a few photos clients have recently sent in to us of their trestle tables in their new homes.

 A custom-made trestle desk coloured in Dulux "Pebble Grey" - sent in to us by Jennifer in Melbourne, VIC

pebble grey custom melbourne client lookbook

A custom-made Milky White + Cheeky Boy Blue duet trestle desk which is being used by a Year 11 student as she stuies for her HSC - sent in to us by Emma in Quakers Hill, NSW

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A White Sand six-seater dining table in its new dining room - love that wine stand! - sent in to us by Silvia in Balmoral, QLD.

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A custom-made Milky White + Cheeky Boy Blue trestle desk being used by a school-aged boy near Airlie Beach - sent in to us by Melanie in Jubilee Pocket, QLD

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 A Pacific Blue trestle desk - sent in to us by Therese in Mossy Point, NSW.

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 A custom-made Black Beauty trestle desk in its new home office - sent in to us by Alison in Tapitallee, NSW

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A custom-made White Sand trestle desk - sent in to us by Ruth, Southport QLD

White Sand Gold Coast client lookbook

Happy trestle wishes xo