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Frequently Asked Questions

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The information contained in these FAQs are meant as a guide for your assistance and do not form part of the agreement between you and Plank and Trestle. This information is subject to the purchase terms and conditions and any inconsistency will be resolved in favour of the purchase terms and conditions.

+ - Can I see your trestle tables in a store?

This Old House Studio in Berry has a sample of our Traditional Trestle Tables available in custom painted or raw finish, perfect for a desk or display table.

+ - Where are your trestle tables made?

Each one of our trestle tables is individually designed and hand made by us in our workshop in Mittagong, NSW.

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

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

Although 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 craftmanship to ensure your table will last the distance.

Advanced design – We are completely obsessed with trestle table design, so your table will exude ‘wow’ factor rather than mass-market ordinariness. We are continuously looking at evolving the envelop, incorporating different materials and woods.

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!

Our trestle tables have been featured in Donna Hay, Real Living, Australian House and Garden, Inside Out, Fete Press, Australian Handyman and South Coast Style magazines.

+ - How do I order a trestle table from your standard range?

Simply go to our Shop page and make your choices. Start with your preferred style, then size and colour as appropriate. If you get stuck of course you can give us a call on 0403 351 790 to place your order.

Full payment is accepted as confirmation of your order. Payment can be made via credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer. If you have any questions simply call us.

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 6 to 8 weeks to make your bespoke trestle table.

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

+ - How do I place a custom order?

Simply visit our ‘custom order enquiry’ page and fill out your choices. We will email you a quote for consideration ahead of ordering. Full payment is accepted on all custom orders at the time of ordering.If you are after a custom colour just give us the name and brand of the colour you are after. If you have the colour codes, even better!If you have a particular design or style in mind that is not in our standard ranges we would love to make it a reality for you. We love a trestle challenge!Just email us a picture or sketch to workshop@plankandtrestle.com.au and we will let you know how we can help.

+ - 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 workshop@plankandtrestle.com.au or call us on 0403 351 790.

+ - 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.

+ - Do the trestle tables come in two pieces?

Yes, our trestle tables come in two pieces; the tabletop and trestle legs. The only exclusions are our breakfast bar and benches, which are one piece.

+ - Are the tables collapsible?

One of the great things about our streamlined and traditional trestle legs is that they can be flat packed as they have the ropes through the leg crossbeam. 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.

Our A frame legs are ideal for dining tables as they allow for the extra leg room space at each table end. While they do detach from the table top, they do not collapse like our streamlined or traditional legs however they are generally slim so they shouldn’t take up too much storage.

+ - 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.

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

You can mix and match any of our coloured trestle legs and wood table tops. The combinations are fun and endless! Or we can custom make coloured top and coloured legs.

Custom colours attract a $100 fee to cover the cost charged for products to custom-make the the colour you would like. Just go to our custom order enquiry page and fill out your choices. If the options aren’t there you can simply tell us what you’re after and we’ll do our absolute best to bring your idea to life.

+ - What if I want a different wood option?

Absolutely, we can use any other wood option, provided it’s available from our suppliers. Softwood or hardwood, the option is yours.

+ - How are your trestle tables made?

Our gorgeously thick timber tops are made from either Baltic Pine, recycled Oregon or Victorian Ash that we can oil to show the true richness of the timber colours or whitewash to give it a restful blonde timber look. With Baltic Pine and recycled Oregon being made of natural timber, each table top has unique markings, knots and character – no two are ever the same! While our Victorian Ash has softer tones with clean and subtle lines.
We coat our whitewashed table tops in natural beeswax for an ultra-natural look. Our trestle legs can be painted in any colour from our Mezzie and Frank chalk paint range, oiled or whitewashed and sealed with natural beeswax.

Traditional Tables
Our Traditional trestle table collection is perfect for people who want a basic trestle table that is affordable, 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 standard traditional tables are made of pine. We can leave the pine tables their natural colour for a fresh Scandinavian look or can stain it using any of our Osmo stain options. 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.