Garry Bennett’s Un-Trestle Table
Unconventional design is a portrait of the man
Synopsis: Garry Bennett has built many versions of his trestle table in materials ranging from wood to steel and aluminum, and together they offer a window into the furniture maker’s fearlessness and imagination. They also show how an artist, once he or she finds a fruitful design, shakes it and works it over until every possibility has tumbled out. Bennett came at the trestle form the same way he came at the craft of woodworking, by ignoring its rules and standing it on its head. He traded in the usual thick top for a paper-thin one, setting it on a massive base. The result is an artist’s playground, with curves and joinery that invite interpretation.
From Fine Woodworking #219
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