While visiting my hometown, I was perusing Craigslist listings for the neighboring towns; this was just listed as "dining room table with six chairs".
Hot dog, A Drexel Profile dining room table and it's six chairs!
"Oh crap", I thought, it was about 40 miles away in the tiny college town of Ada (Home of Ohio Northern University and also where Wilson Athletics makes the footballs used in the NFL) and all I had was my trusty four door Volvo 850 sedan. Luckily I have a tow hitch and knew someone with a flat bed trailer I could borrow, unfortunately, he uses it to haul heavy stuff so it weighs a ton; my MPG went from 27 MPG to 9 MPG (eeek).
I have been able to load dining room tables into my car in the past, by dismounting the legs and putting down the back seat of the car; I could not do that with this table. You see, the Profile pieces have a permanently mounted (integrated) leg. It's a sexy leg, too. When I was setting up for these pics, some of my Dads neighbors asked if we were eating Thanksgiving dinner outside.
It was a little more than I like to pay but, hey, I couldn't pass it up! It came with three leaves and table top protector pads
Which had specially sewn "sleeves" for each leaf and pad.
This table was purchased at an auction a couple of years ago and has been in the basement where it has been used as the kids project table. Yup, it has a couple of boo-boos. I'm going to see if I can polish these out or if some Howard's furniture refinisher will kinda clear them up. The Profile pieces are walnut and pecan wood and I don't really want to have to do a total refinish before putting this up for sale.
I really like the chairs from the Profile line. They have a nice "eyeball" look (I love puns).
These chairs, which I assume were recovered, still have their inspection certificates stapled to their underside.
This is not my first Drexel Profile piece; I also have a small Profile K95 desk that I gave to my Dad This is actually the first piece of mid century furniture that I ever bought and, coincidently, I bought it in a consignment store in my hometown.
I also have the large Profile K70 desk but I need to do a complete refin, replace the naugahyde blotter and put back together the pencil drawer.