Thursday, 2 November 2017

First Tunnels Trestle Staging Review

We've been lucky to have been sent this wooden trestle staging table from Lancashire-based First Tunnels in return for a review. 

Title image trestle staging table

Rob set about with assembling the trestle staging which is delivered minus any instructions. The fact that it can fold away for easy storage suggests that it will be really simple. It certainly was; no toolkit, no Alan key, no turning the air blue with frustration! The trestle staging was delivered as a single item and took mere minutes to assemble, using the metal pins at each corner to support the folding wooden legs and the lower shelf just slides in. I found it quite heavy to lift on my own, so transporting it by hand could be a two-man job.

First Tunnels Trestle Staging Table Assembly

The trestle staging is made from planed, tanalised wood and you can be assured that First Tunnels only uses wood which has been sourced from well-managed or recyclable sources. First Tunnels is currently the only polytunnel company which is FSC® certified It had a few marks on the wood and a couple of frayed edges, but nothing a piece of sandpaper couldn't sort out. I'm sure it could be painted, but its new greenhouse home will protect it from the elements.

trestle staging assembled

Once the new potting station was assembled, Lily and her Grandma got straight to work. Gloves went on and the compost came out, ready to sow pumpkin seeds harvested from the ginormous pumpkin from the vegetable patch.

Lily the witch sowing pumpkin seeds

At 1.8 m (6ft) wide, 0.53m (1 ¾ft) deep x 0.77m (2 ½ft) high, this timber trestle staging offers enough space for propagator trays, pots and storage boxes and it is ideal for polytunnels, greenhouses, sheds or patios.

sowing pumpkin seeds trestle staging table

I'm looking forward to seeing the potting station throughout the different seasons now. Our photos were taken towards the end of October 2017, so the trestle staging was adorned with spooky pumpkins and squashes but by next summer it will probably be covered in pots of strawberries. We'll keep you posted next year. First impressions count and we'd be happy to recommend First Tunnels.

First Tunnels Trestle Staging

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