Mom's table!

Big Al1Big Al1 Senior MemberPosts: 6,999 Senior Member
After Mom passed away last year we had to decide what to do with all her stuff. To many memories attached to a lot of the items, but out of everything nobody wanted the old dining room table. She purchased the table about 1942, when she moved into the house, and at that time it was just an old piece of furniture. But it was multi purpose, besides holiday dinners, it also was a place to do homework, write letters and Christmas cards, play ping pong and other games, and change diapers!! I was really surprised when nobody else wanted it, so I told my brother to put in storage and I'd pick it up when I was up there this summer. I took it apart and hauled it back home to Florida. It had the old, dark black stain finish that covered up all the color and grain in the wood, so when I got home I dropped it off to be refinished. I picked up a set of antique cane seat chairs to go with it. The chairs date from 1875. The antique dealer told me the table is also Victorian, so they are a good match. The table also has three leaves. Anyhow, here it is!
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    You, sir, deserve a pat on the back for preserving history instead of destroying it.

    It looks great!

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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,487 Senior Member
    Way to go, after my mom passed, most of there stuff went to me, my brother, grand and great grand kids. Sometimes ya get a good feeling just looking at something they had.

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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Very nice! I bet that table weighs a ton also. Solid wood and built to last a couple lifetimes unlike the crap furniture stores sell today.
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    With a protective covering it would be a great place to photograph guns.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    Al, that is totally, awesomely, Freaking Beautiful!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Al, that is totally, awesomely, Freaking Beautiful!

    Most of my mother's stuff was divied out four years ago when my mother moved into assisted living, but I didn't get much of it. However, now I'm getting her bed, a dresser, and a chest that is all quality stuff.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,976 Senior Member
    Very nice. Lots of memories for you there and grand looking old table to keep and use.

    What kind of wood is it made from?
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,715 Senior Member
    That's a beautiful old table! Glad you rescued it! That claw foot furniture is some real carving skill involved. The chairs are a really good match to the table, too. Lots of memories when you sit down to that one.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 6,999 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Very nice. Lots of memories for you there and grand looking old table to keep and use.

    What kind of wood is it made from?

    Forgot to mention it's solid black walnut, no Vernier. The feet are hand carved.
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Sweet Table! We love old furniture...old anything, pretty much, and hunt it out; in the last house and this one (1817 and 1860 respectively).

    Nice job!
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,367 Senior Member
    Beautiful table and walnut being a big plus. Really like the chairs you put with it also.
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Forgot to mention it's solid black walnut, no Vernier. The feet are hand carved.

    Dang! That's an heirloom to be proud of!
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,345 Senior Member
    Very nice looking table!
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,887 Senior Member
    Great table.
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    That's a beautiful table. I love walnut. Props to you for doing right by it.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,724 Senior Member
    Way cool! Great save.
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