Monday, December 17, 2012

I got busy!

I sat and watched the final seconds of the Georgia Southern Football season tick away on Friday night with a since of disappointment in the fact that our season was ending but also proud that my boys were once again one of the last four teams standing.  It has been a good year for the boys in blue and I am a very proud alumnus!  Now that football is over, it's time for me to get off my lazy tail and get back to work in the shop!

The table that you see above has been sitting unfinished in a pile under my counter for about four months. I picked it up in an antique shop around Macon, GA and never got around to completing it.  Saturday, it got all of my attention.  It is a very nice tiger oak table, but what I really like about it is the fact that it still has a label under the bottom shelf.  This table came from The Knoxville Table and Chair Co in Knoxville, TN.  Why is that important?  It's really not, but this is the second table that I have bought from this small company that went out of business sometime in the early 20's.  The first table sits in my living room and can be seen below!

They really made nice solid pieces of oak furniture and liked to use tiger oak.  I'll take all that I can find!

I was also able to polish up a very nice round top table that looks a lot like the one above.  I have it for sale at a friends shop.  I forgot to take a picture.  Let me know if you need a last minute Christmas gift!!


Debbie said...

I purchased a table today at a thrift shop for $20.00. I bought it because I grew up with one of my Mother's very similar tables that disappeared years ago. It also had the Knoxville Table and Chair Company sticker. When I looked on line, I saw your blog and these photos. My table has the exact same legs as your round table but the top and lower shelf looks exactly like your first square table with the curvy edges. I want to refinish as it has been painted. I have never done this before except on small flat items. How did you sand the legs with all those curves?

Trey Luckie said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog Debbie! The leg sanding is a process that involves a great deal of patience. I use a mouse sander with different grits of paper. I start with a ruff or medium grit and work my way down to a fine paper. The mouse sander is small enough to work into the grooves on the legs, but it will take you some time. Feel free to look around the blog a little as I have often talked about my refinishing projects. Thanks again!!