The Benson Trestle Table was a custom commission for a client with a converted industrial space in Venice, California. It was designed to have both a contemporary and Californian aesthetic, as well as a grounding in traditional design and joinery. Heavily influenced by the style of George Nakashima, it is constructed entirely of black cherry with a live edge split slab top.
The trestle base uprights are draw bored mortise and tenon construction, while the stretcher with through keyed tenons allows for easy disassembling.
The uprights and keys are ebonized with iron acetate, and the entire table is finished with a hard-wax oil and hand buffed wax.