Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Night Posting........

Among the rubble and dust I took this table outside and lightly sanded it.  I couldn't find the sander but did find it stowed away in an unusual place.  The photo shows the first application of the finish on this table. We have been using this as our kitchen table but we are going to use it as and end table sitting between wingback chairs.

The table was a gift from my antique relatives, John and Iva, who had old furniture to share.  Iva was worried I would not treat it well or would toss it.  I have had it since 1970 and it will never be tossed or destroyed.  It is solid oak.  When I first got it there was a light reminder of a painted line design on it. It reminded me of the ones sold in the 20s.

You get to see the dirt and all as this is my work zone.  When you are busy you don't have time to freshen up the place.  I will clean it all when all is done.  Because of the way the finish looks on the table I may have to do the tops of a couple of other pieces.

This is one of the side pieces that folds down to the side of the  table.  I had to take the sides off of the table as the grooves between the main top had some really cleaning problem areas.  It all sanded out  easily with the electric sander.

I took lots of shots.  I will probably steel wool the tops after it is dry and then put on a second coat to make the finish strong.  I usually steel wool with paste wax as my final surface treatment.

We were overwhelmed but are happy as we officially took ownership of our newer home.  The people had hired profession cleaners to come in and get the place ready for us.  We saw it today for the first time without their furniture. I need to make some changes to some steps in the garage for Barney's needs.  He needs wide steps and the typical 6 or 7 inches is not big enough for him. They left things for us to have and it was really nice of them.  An old wooden strip ladder will be nice to have there already.  They left their fake Canada Geese in the back yard along with other things.  They were really very organized leaving us warranties for appliances and info for utilities.  It will be quite a whirl that we will be in for awhile but we will just do things one day at a time. We have two boys coming to help us move boxes of things. We have 2 guys and a truck,  coming one day to take all the major pieces.  We will take a load of things down every time we go over to the newer house.

Thank your for stopping by today.


The Furry Gnome said...

Wow, a big day. Hope your move unfolds well. Beautiful table too. We're in the early steps of the same process.

Mildred said...

I know how special this table is to you. Congrats on your new home. I hope the move goes smoothly. Sounds like you have everything planned out with not too many chores to do at the new home.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is a very nice table. Glad to hear the house is ready for you.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is a lovely old table and has many good years of use in it! :)