Thanks to Christopher Columbus, I had the day off on Monday. My wife decided to take the day off with me in order for us to spend some much needed time together. The kids were in school, so we decided to hop in the car and travel down the road to Thomasville, Georgia to check out some of their antique shops. As I have said before, you never know when the right deal will present itself and that deal can not be made unless you are there to make it. I didn't set my hopes very high because Thomasville in known to be a very "rich" town and I wasn't sure if any of their shops would have any un-finished items that would be in my price range. Remember that I am looking for something to be refinished and then resold!
We cruised through their downtown area looking at all of the various shops. Thomasville has the model for a downtown that all towns should follow. It really is quite an amazing place with all kinds of antique stores, variety shops, coffee shops, cafes, and even a high end sportsman's shop carrying fine guns. We decided to park at the end of the main street, which happened to be in front of the first antique shop. After touring that particular store we just walked up one side of the street and down the other. We had a good time just shopping along and I was also lucky enough to find a GREAT deal on the two center tables shown above.
This first little oak table is a pretty nice little piece. It is in very good shape and the legs have a lot of spindles. The top and bottom shelf have been painted, but that should not be a problem. At least the legs are bare and should not be a very big challenge. This will make a very nice bedside table or corner table for someones home or cabin.
This is the table that made the trip!! This is a fairly large oak center table that is in excellent shape. I got it for a steal!! It doesn't have a bad spot on it. If you click on the picture and enlarge it, you can see that it also has brass "ball and claw" feet. These are very hard to find and usually sell for a LOT of money. The table has some age on it and the wood and brass are tarnished with time. The wood looks almost black, but the next pictures will show exactly what a find that I got!
|Is that Tiger Oak that I see????|
|I do believe it is!! Cha-ching!!|
This this is going to be out of this world beautiful when I am finished with it. I am going to visit the local refinishing shop this morning to see if I can get some ideas for polishing the old brass on the clawed feet. I can't wait to see how this one will turn out. Stay tuned!
I now have 4 tables in my inventory that need to be finished and sold. If you are interested in any of these, just let me know. Here is a shot of one that I do have completed that is ready to go.
Overall it was a great Columbus day! I spent time with the wife, found some deals, worked in the shop and watched it rain all day. It is still raining this morning and we will take all that we can get!
Have a great week!