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Sunday, June 10, 2012

We hold this table to be self evident (Status: makin' a Declaration)

A Drexel Declaration coffee table that I found six months ago.
I dug this up at a junk furniture store near my home town, about six months ago, while out prospecting. This table is a really nice, useful size for smaller houses or apartments(four feet by sixteen inches).
The Drexel Declaration line was designed by Kipp Stewart and Stuart McDougall to reflect a modern take on the traditional furniture styles of shaker and colonial.
 Like most items I find, this coffee table is not perfect
The finish has some worn spots on one end
and the dreaded black ring of death on the other
I am going to try refinishing the top and see if I can bring this lil' darlin' back to walnutty goodness.  If I can't bring it back, I'm only out the $10.00 I paid for the table.
It's another project for the "summer of sawdust".


5 comments:

  1. Oh man, I hate to wait so long for a reveal but presenting the refinished product on July 4 would be Lengen...wait for it....dary!

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  2. Why do people sbuse furniture like that?? Hopefully that black ring isn't too deep into the veneer, otherwise it will be the ring of death! Good luck! Hope to see a huge success story!

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    1. If it is too deep, I may look into putting in a new piece of veneer.

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  3. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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