A client we were building a kitchen for happened to see a classic farm trestle table that was being made in the shop. She immediately said, "I have to have that table." Her initial vision was rustic; however, her husband wanted a smoother look than rustic called for. A compromise had to be reached. This table is a blend of both rustic and modern. The top is smooth with a tighter grain. The base is painted the same gray tone of the cabinets with a brown glaze. Notice the benches. The grain is large giving a rustic feel and with the matching bases, it all works to create a perfect compromise.