Spotted: Sawhorse Tables at Work in the House
While its versatility makes it a great choice in the dining room, the trestle table — especially one with sawhorse legs — also makes a great desk in a home office and elsewhere around the house, as these photos testify.
Vintage vibe. A secondhand sawhorse table comes with marks and scars that are evidence of a well-used piece. This wear and tear adds character to the table itself and to a home office, particularly a creative space like this jewelry-making studio.
Look for a pre-loved table at a secondhand store or vintage market. Or search auction and secondhand sites online.
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Sawhorse tables are a versatile option in the home. With a lightweight top and folding supports, they can easily be moved to other parts of a house when an extra surface is needed (think holidays and birthdays), or folded and placed against a wall when floor space is in high demand.
“A home should be layered and not a one-stop shop,” Grant says. “Mix it up with old and new. Vintage pieces add warmth and character to your home.”
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Mixing materials brings contrast and visual interest to a space, adding warmth and sophistication.
By subbing drawers for a leg, this desk gets closed storage for keeping office essentials tidy. However, the room still retains the spacious and airy aesthetic characteristic of Nordic homes.
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On the patio. The trestle table is a classic outdoor dining table. It comes in sizes large enough for a group, and independent and foldable sawhorse legs make it simple to move or stow.