Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Check This Out...On My Way Home From Work Last Night I Spotted This Being Tossed By A Neighbor! Status: Not Trash!
I mean, c'mon...this Kroehler coffee table is a little rough, but to just throw it away? That's not cool. They could have donated it to the Salvation Army thrift store just a short 5 minute drive away! And they picked a day when it was raining to put it out. ::Shakes Head:: Luckily it wasn't damaged by the rain. I think the drink glasses and little kids with crayons took care of That!
Yeah, it's not in A++ condition by any means. The bones are all there though. There aren't any
terrible gouges or scratches and nothing a little light weekend work can't take care of.
I turned up the street to our humble abode and spotted the "surfboard" shape of the top of
this table sitting next to a trash container. As I passed it I thought wait a minute...that was
something. I need to check that out further. But I felt a little weird "dumpster diving" here in
our neighborhood! I used to "pick" the alley ways of South St. Louis OFTEN years ago
but that is different. It's hard to describe why, but it's different. Oh well, it was late. Most
people are asleep or are headed that direction when I get home from work. I ain't so proud
that I'd leave this for the landfill. That would be just too much of a shame.
I love the "bookmatching" of the top. This was a nice table back in the day. The legs...well, not
exactly my taste. But I do like the shape of the piece that connects them! It has a nice sculpted
shape. I haven't seen another Kroehler table like this on the net but I have seen some case
pieces by Kroehler with the same legs. I was thinking of taking the legs off and installing some
steel hairpin legs to "Mod" it up a bit, but I kinda hate to mess with the legs since they are in the
best shape of any part of the table!
In the first picture above you can just make out the Kroehler stamp. It helps if you click on the
image to enlarge it. I'm kinda intrigued as to whether or not the "87" is the year of manufacture.
I guess it very well could be. The style of the veneer top is kinda '80s and Danish is Danish.
It's not like they've ever not made danish style furniture since it's initial popularity...right?
Anyway, I thought it was weird finding this in the trash right down the street last night and I
thought I'd share.