High Low: Trestle Tables

dh-high-low-trestle-table-high FOR RICHER: You can genuinely feel the hours-upon-hours of work that went into handcarving this intricate, wonderfully aged, 18th-century Italian Trestle Table from Atlanta's Foxglove Antiques. In the period piece movie in our minds, we're casting Roberto Benigni as the dedicated carpenter, happily toiling away at the breathtaking scalloped edge. $5900, 1stdibs


dh-high-low-trestle-table-low FOR POORER: Restoration Hardware's Salvaged Trestle Wood Table, on the other hand, comes in at a fraction of the price, and is made from unfinished reclaimed pine timbers from century-old buildings in Great Britain--for that must-have roughed-up surface. And while it may be short on ornate edges, the table features cathedral-worthy beveled legs that add a welcome sense of gravitas. $1255, Restoration Hardware