Monday, November 28, 2011
"Heywood" Ya Look At That? Another Coffee Table! Status: Looks Good From 5 Feet Away...But It's Got Its Issues.
This was brought home from the same Garage Sale as the hoop rack featured a few days ago. I know right...killer Garage Sale! But most of the stuff being sold was the seconds of the sellers collections. Items that need a little love or are a little less than perfect. While milling about in the sellers basement / garage I could see some of the Good Stuff being kept away from us greedy buyers.
First a bit of news: the long "surfboard" Kroehler coffee table found a new home and maybe a
new reason to live this evening! I gifted it to some friends who live right up the street from me
who asked if they could borrow and maybe buy it from me to first use in a movie they are
working on and then to refinish for their own use! Sweet. One less Kroehler in the landfill. This
buyer / seller / collector couldn't be happier.
I'm hoping to pass this table along to someone who isn't afraid to own and use a Heywood -
Wakefield coffee table with a little character. While it ain't gonna be free it's gonna be much
cheaper than a refinished or nice original finish table. This one is sporting some sort of darker
finish that at least shows off the nice grain of the wood. Thankfully not everybody cares only
for original finish pieces. But...there is another issue.
The top is warped a little on one end. It's not bad but it's there and I don't think it's going away
without a complete refinish. I'm not really up for that. Maybe somebody else is and if so this
will perhaps be a cheap enough jumping off point for there very own project. It'll look great as
is in an environment filled with lightly distressed eclectic furnishings. It might even be able to be
straightened out with a little ingenuity and some clever placement of hot moist towels and some