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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you?

asterix-small Where are your trestle tables made?


 

Each one of our trestle tables is individually designed and hand made by us in our workshop in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

All materials we use are sourced from local suppliers in Sydney and on the NSW Southern Highlands.

asterix-small Can I see your trestle tables in a store?


 

A number of stores have examples of our trestle tables that you are welcome to go along and have a look at. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an up-to-date listing.

How are your trestle tables different to others on the market?

This is all a bit embarrassing, blowing our own trumpet and all… but there are so many cheaper mass-produced options on the market it is important people understand how our trestle tables are different and why you get what you pay for:

High quality - We take great pride in making each trestle table individually and perfecting every distinct detail and feature, to ensure our trestle tables are unique, high-quality statement pieces that will last a lifetime.

Superior longevity - We use the highest quality materials, professional finishes and expert workmanship to ensure your table will last the distance. Others out there might be cheaper but their coloured coatings will be all chipped after 6 months and the edges will look old and haggard after a few bumps. Don’t you hate that!

Advanced design - We are completely obsessed with trestle table design. so your table will exude ‘wow’ factor rather than mass-market ordinariness

Lots of trestle love! - Our trestle tables are our babies! We are obsessed with them and build each one as if it were our own. If we wouldn’t be happy for it to go in our house, it is not going to go into yours!

We are so thrilled to have won the 2014 Home Beautiful Magazine ‘Design Unearthed’ competition (People’s Choice Award) and the Australian House and Garden magazine ‘H&G Style Award 2014’, as well as being included as a finalist in the 2014 Etsy Design Awards.

Our trestle tables have also been featured by Donna Hay, Real Living, Australian House and Garden, Home Beautiful, Inside Out, Fete Press, Australian Handyman, Gardening Australia, South Coast Style and Winkelen magazines.

How are your trestle tables made?

asterix-small  Coloured and Duets collection


 

Our coloured trestle tables are made of MDF and professionally coated in polyurethane. We use an expert industrial spray painter to apply our coloured coatings to ensure a flawless finish.

Polyurethane is the same finish that you find modern kitchens are made of – it is glossy, durable, easy to wipe clean and silky-smooth to touch. Our standard colours are red, white, yellow, black and vintage blue. We can also custom-paint a table in any colour you like – simply give us the name of the colour you like and we will take care of the rest.

Our coloured trestle tables have round corners and edging and horizontal grooves that run the length of the table giving it a subtle modern feel.

Ultra-cute trestle shelves which sit on the trestle legs can also be fitted for extra storage.

Our Duets range is a mix and match of the coloured tops and trestle legs of our Coloured range. The only limit to these combinations is your imagination!

asterix-small Coastal collection


Trestle tables in our Coastal range have gorgeously thick timber tops made from individual planks of either Baltic timber or recycled Oregon (pictured on this website) that we mill in our workshop. Once joined, the table top is whitewashed to give it a restful blonde timber look and sealed for protection. The trestle legs are from our Coloured range apart from the “Black Beach’ which is stained to allow the character of the timber to subtly peep through the black colour.

Baltic and Oregon are both light-coloured timbers and look similar when teamed with our trestle legs. Baltic is a gorgeous blonde timber with lots of gum veins and knots giving the table beautiful character and charm. Being new timber it is more economical to work with hence the lower price. Recycled Oregon has some of these same markings but also old nail holes and natural timber holes which add a lovely rustic vibe. Being made of individual Baltic and Oregon planks – no two table tops are ever the same!

 

asterix-small Traditional collection


 

Our Traditional trestle table collection is perfect for people who want a basic trestle table that is cheap, lightweight, easy to transport and evokes all those classic vintage trestle memories. They work fantastically as market stall and pop-up store display tables.

Our traditional tables are made of pine. We can leave the pine tables their natural colour for a fresh Scandinavian look or can stain it darker for a more vintage look. The table top edges are square and the legs a classic traditional style with rope.

Trestle shelves made out of the same timber are available to sit on top of the trestle legs for additional storage. Trestle shelves from our coloured range can also be used for an unexpected pop of colour!

 

Trestle leg styles

asterix-small What are the different styles of trestle legs you make?


We have three different styles of trestle legs in our current ranges. They are able to be bought separately from the table tops if you have a table top of your own.

Traditional

Our traditional trestle leg harks back to the original trestle design of lengths of timber joined to form a triangular leg. It has a real old-fashioned, raw appeal, perfectly suited for vintage and country style trestle tables.

Streamlined

Our streamlined trestle leg is a modern take on the traditional style of trestle leg. We have completely streamlined the design so it is minimalist and let’s the triangular shape of the trestle leg do the talking. It’s smooth, contemporary and uncomplicated.

A-frame

Our A-frame trestle leg is perfect for dining and outdoor trestle tables. Keeping the original shape of a trestle leg, the placement of the crossbeam allows people to sit at the ends of the table more comfortably without the need to extend the length of the table.

If you were after a different type of trestle leg, just get in touch with us, we would love to custom build some for you. You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 0414565137.

asterix-small Why do A-frame legs suit dining tables better?


Our streamlined or traditional trestle legs have the crossbeam running between the trestle legs along the width (short side) of the table. These trestle leg designs are great because they can collapse or flat-pack and be stored easily when the table is not needed. They also have rope between the legs which adds to the look and appeal of the table.

However, using streamlined or traditional trestle legs for a dining table means that the table top needs to be longer so it can hang further over the trestle legs to accommodate a person sitting at the ends of the table without their legs resting on the cross beam. For this reason, we recommend using our A-frame legs for dining tables where space is an issue.

Our A-frame trestle legs have the crossbeam running between the trestle legs along the length (long side) of the table. This leg design is great for smaller spaces as it allows a person to sit at either end of the table without the crossbeam getting in the way of their feet. This means that the table top can be shorter as we do not need to allow extra table length for leg room. A-frame legs cannot be collapsed for flat storage, but the table top can still be removed making storage much easier than a normal dining table with fixed legs.

Mixing and matching table tops and trestle legs

asterix-small Can I mix and match any coloured table top with any coloured trestle legs?


You can mix and match any of our coloured trestle legs and table tops. The combinations are fun and endless! White legs, red top; black legs, white top; blue legs, yellow top… you get the picture ☺

We can also make your trestle table in any colour you would like. Custom colours attract a $120 fee to cover the cost charged by our supplier to custom-make the polyuethane in the colour you would like.

asterix-small Can I have one pair of trestle legs and multiple sized dining table tops that I can interchange depending on how many guests I am having?


One of the great things about our streamlined and traditional trestle legs is that they can be flat packed. So when you don’t need to use the table you can remove table top and fold the legs up in a simple movement. The legs and top can then be stored flatly behind a door, under a bed, along a wall – wherever you like! This is fantastic for smaller homes where space is premium and you might want to clear the dining room or outdoor area for parties; or store the table and bring it out when entertaining.

Being able to remove the table top means that you can also interchange different sized table tops with your trestle legs. For example, some people have a smaller dining table top (4 or 6 seater) for everyday use but a larger table top (8-10 seater) stored against a wall in the garage that they use when entertaining. Both table tops fit on the same pair of streamlined or traditional trestle legs. You have the benefits of two different sized tables that look fantastic without the storage hassle.

Prices and sizes

asterix-small What are the prices and sizes of your standard trestle tables?


You can download our product directory which provides more details on the sizes and prices of our standard ranges.

 asterix-small  What is the thickness of your table tops?


Table tops in our ‘Coloured’ collection are 2.5cm thick.

Table tops in our ‘Coastal’ collection are at least 4cm thick.

Table tops in our ‘Traditional’ collection are either 1.8cm or 3cm thick, depending on your preference.

 

 

How to order

asterix-small How do I order a trestle table?


 

Simply pop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to place your order.

Full payment is accepted as confirmation of your order. Payment can be made via cash and direct bank deposit.

We hand make all our tables individually for each client. This means that your trestle table is made specifically just for you. Depending on demand it will generally take us 3-4 weeks to make your table for you.

During the building process we will send you emails keeping you up to date on progress.

 

 

Shipping

asterix-small How long after I place an order will I receive my trestle table?


 

We hand make all our tables individually for each client. This means that you trestle table is made specifically just for you. Depending on demand it will generally take us 3-4 weeks to make your table for you.

During the building process we will send you emails keeping you up to date on progress.

asterix-small How much is delivery?


 

Delivery by us to the NSW Shoalhaven and Illawarra regions (Ulladulla to Scarborough) is $75, to Goulburn Mulwaree Is $75, to Sydney or Canberra
is $100 and the NSW Central Coast and Far South Coast is $150.

Contact us for a quote at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you live interstate

 

asterix-small Can I pick my table up?


 

Absolutely. We are located in Moss Vale, NSW and you are welcome to pick up your trestle table from us. We would love to meet you!

 

 

Returns

asterix-small What happens if I there is something wrong with my table?


 

We are committed to having everyone of our clients fall blissfully in love with their new trestle table!

If for some reason you are not happy with your table please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can resolve any issues you may have.

As with all companies, we are unable to take any responsibility for our trestle tables once they leave our workshop. We do our absolute best to ensure they are safely packaged and delivered to your courier (we are so fussy it takes us 1.5 hours just to package each table!) but are unable to have any control over our trestle tables once they leave our hands. We strongly recommend our client's purchase insurance for their table (the cost will be included in your shipping quote) to cover themselves against any loss or damage during transit. Unfortunately, we are unable to repair or replace tables that have not been insured.

 

Caring for your trestle table

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Our trestle tables can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. We advise the use of a water-based cleaning agent. Products containing ammonia or silicone are best avoided as they can softern the coating and give it a cloudy appearance over time.

asterix-small Waxing


For our timber trestle tables that are sealed with a natural beeswax we recommend that you wax and buff it every 6 months to maintain its condition.

asterix-small Direct Sunlight


Our Coloured trestle tables are coated in polyurethane which greatly reduces the discoloration that occur in direct sunlight. We recommend however that our Coloured trestle tables are not positioned in direct sunlight for long periods, particularly our black, red and yellow tables.

As with any timber furniture, excesive sunlight may cause the colour of our timber trestle tables to deepen over time and we do not recommend your table sit in direct sunlight for long periods. 

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We recommend you use heat resistant mats or coasters to protect your trestle table from hot coffee cups or dishes, but ideally, as with any furniture, it is best to avoid placing boiling hot dishes or coffee cups directly onto the surface your trestle table. Hot plates and cups can burn surfaces and some liquids andd foods can discolour timber and coatings.

Furniture should not be positioned over heating vents, in front of gas, oil heaters, open fire places or next to hot electrical appliances such as dryers, kettles or washing machines.

asterix-small Moisture


Our trestle tables are finished in a hard wearing wax or polyurethane and will take the occasional spill, however excessive moisture left over time may cause damage or swelling to the timber which could cause the coatings to crack. We recommend you do not leave your trestle table in water for long periods.

asterix-small Moving your trestle table


Our trestle tables are gorgeously thick and solid which means they are heavy! The timber tops in our Coastal range can be anywhere from 25 - 80kgs alone. Please take care when moving your trestle table and avoid any scraping or knocking against walls, floors or fixtures. We suggest that you never move your trestle table alone and bend your knees to protect your back.

asterix-small Thank you


 

We would like to thank you for choosing our furniture. We have made it our purpose to provide you with new and current trestle table designs that are not only contemporary, but also timeless. If you have any further queries regarding the care of your trestle table please do not hesitate to contact the Plank and Trestle workshop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .