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Monday, September 23, 2013


It rained Saturday morning. I am glad I listened to the weatherman and slept in.

But that didn't keep us from finding stuff.

My daughter, SmartA**, has been looking for a real wood table for 6 months. She moved to her house 6 months ago and she had a very small, old table that she used in the dining room. She knew what she wanted and it took a while to find it. We went to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore yesterday for a cabinet for her studio and lookie lookie what we found.
A few scratches, but very fixable and gorgeous grain.
An oak table, solid wood, and with 3 additional leaves that stretch it into a monster table. But the smaller, round size is perfect for her. The top needs refinishing and the bottom was really wobbly.
The base needed a little TLC, but will be very sturdy when
it dries.
When we got it home we took all of the screws out and added some glue and toothpicks and let it dry and then reassembled the base. Perfect. Does not wobble at all.

She really liked it because it looked more Arts & Crafts than heavy Victorian. Found a date on the underside of the table, Nov 1914 made by Minnequa Furniture Co., Canton, PA and sold by National Furniture Co., Washington, DC. She already has some mismatched chairs that she plans on painting all one color and I think she might paint the base of the table to match the chairs. I think she plans on keeping the top wood.We'll see.

I'm surprised that it had been at the store for 3 days and no one picked it up.

Goes to show you, patience pays off.

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