This table is inspired by the simplicity and utility typical of Shaker tables. The natural edge top is minimally manipulated to showcase the natural beauty of the matched cherry slabs. The leg design is inspired by candle stands seen in the Shaker community at Mt. Lebanon, New York.
The trestle table base features wedged tusk stretcher tenons and hand-cut mortises. In this traditional, labor-intensive leg-to-stretcher joinery, the stretcher tenon is fitted in the leg mortises and then pinned with hand-fitted wooden wedges.
The leg design, similar to that used on the natural edge desk, has a more delicate appearance than the traditional Shaker dining table leg. Each leg is individually fitted with sliding dovetails into an upright shaft at either end of the trestle.
The wedges can be removed and the table disassembled for transporting or storing.
Cherry top with Birdseye Maple butterflies
78" W x 42" D x 30" H
$4500 + shipping