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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ha! Problem Solved. Anyone Wanna' Go Surfin'? Status: Ready To Be Deployed.

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I spotted this table on a craigslist ad Thursday morning and tried to contact the seller but wasn't able to until after I got to work. Luckily, no one else snatched it up before me.

The ad was titled "Marble Coffee Table - $75" and had a decent picture of the

table so I don't know how it lasted more than a few hours. The other "pickers" must

be falling down on the job! Fine by me. I managed to have just enough time Friday

before work, but after the estate sale and unloading Frank the wagon, to stop at

an office downtown just a couple block from work to pick this up! This is just what I

need for parties and company who might not know how to use a coaster!

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You see, the Girlfriend had an all girl party last Friday and when I was allowed to

come home afterward I found what had been a cold bottle of wine sitting on my

Wood coffee table Next to (actually Touching but not On!) quite a few coasters

that I (thought I) had strategically placed Everywhere. Wow, really? So there is a

very slight ring left by the bottle. So slight that I bet you couldn't find it without my

pointing it out. That really is beside the point though.

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So my first impulse upon acquiring this "marble" (pretty sure it's cultured marble)

top danish coffee table was to simply flip it. Then I got an idea. I can store the Top

under the Thayer Coggin sofa and the base in the laundry room. When we have

"born in a barn" company I can easily pull it out and re-assemble it to replace my

nicer wood coffee table! It's so sad that I am becoming more and more like this.

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At least I won't have to put something ugly and incongruous in the place of the

wood coffee table. This is pretty nice! I think it might be another piece of Craft

Associates. I've seen a base like this with a different top. The different top I've

seen has "scalloped" ends and looks less like a surfboard. This might be a

different manufacturer all together, but it looks very similar. I can't seem to find

one using Google Image at the moment. Can anybody help ID this table? Is it

another Adrian Pearsall?

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6 comments:

  1. Love the table...but be aware that marble can get water rings just like wood can. Like you, I thought it was impervious to water, so I bought a marble topped dining table. The very first day I had it, I put a Diet Coke on it, which promptly left a ring. Aaaaargh! I used every kind of polish known to man, but the ring never completely came off.

    Your table has a base slightly similar to the Pearsall 2454-TGO, but my daughter has a Lane that has a similar base too, so I'm not sure what you have.

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  2. You should have a glass top cut for it, and sell the other table. problem solved!

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  3. haha i hope someday i am able to visit and i walk in to the "born in a barn" setup!

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  4. Dana - Thanks for the heads up. It's not real marble. I think cultured marble, like the type you'd find in a bathroom (sink), is much more stain resistant. Either way, it's gotta be safer than bare wood.

    2nd hand - Glass for the Wood table or the Marble table? The base for the Marble table wouldn't look good with Just a glass top. It's not finished.

    Bandi - C'mon by! Like a Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary or maybe a Sloe Gin Fizz?

    Rhan - The base is pretty fantastic.

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  5. marble is very porous..most indian homes slate or marble flooring and they can get really stained!!

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