Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Circle Where a Square Should Be!


Those of you who have followed my blog for some time know that I really enjoy refinishing small oak center tables like the one shown below.


90% of these tables have a square top and a square (or sometimes decorative) bottom shelf.  But every once in a while you will run across one of these little jewels with a round top shelf.  I would say that you find 25 square ones for every round one, and the round ones are usually pretty expensive.  I have always wanted a round top center table and I was lucky enough to find one recently at a local antique dealer.  The table was in need of some TLC and I just happen to enjoy that kind of thing.  A bargain was struck and I brought her home at a price that I consider to be 1/3 of its value.

As I started tearing it down for refinishing I noticed this label.


This table was produce by The Knoxville Table and Chair Co. in Knoxville, TN.  A quick Google search did not yield very good results, but I was able to find out the the company produced oak furniture in the late 1800's and very early 1900's.  The label is in very good shape and should help add to the overall value.

This is a picture of the bottom shelf after I have already sanded it and gotten it ready for stain.



I have not started on the legs yet.





I took advantage of the cooler weather yesterday afternoon and finished up the sanding on the top piece and bottom shelf.  I applied stain and added a coat of finish.  What do you think??

Wow!!  Look at that Tiger Oak!!


This thing is really going to turn out very nice!  Although I think I can triple my money on this project, my wife has already said that she may want to keep it. 

I can live with that!

9 comments:

Downeast Duck Hunter said...

Tell your wife that priorities are in order, sell...sell...sell!!!

Steve said...

Great looking, Trey. I love the look of newly finished oak.

TexWisGirl said...

great find, trey. :)

The Gang said...

Looks great! I need to put you on the DDD payroll...

Gorges Smythe said...

That quarter-sawn oak is a rael eye-catcher for an old sawmill guy like me!

Nickie said...

It looks great! I agree with Dana..it's a keeper!!

River Mud said...

The Tiger Oak is wonderful. Over about a 10-year period, we were able to pick up a matching dining room set (no table or chairs) all in a 1920s matching tiger oak setup. Including a 10' long buffet and a 6' high china cabinet. Love it!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Oh my, Trey! It's gorgeous!! I'm with the wife...keep! keep! keep!

Trey said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

Gang- My rates are pretty high but I might entertain your payroll request!

DUCKMAN- Trip is funded! No worries.