Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Florence Knoll Table Installed. Hey, Looks Pretty Good With The Brasilia! Who Knew?! Status: Tuckered Out.
I FINALLY got my new (to me!) table installed in the dining room this evening. It wasn't as easy as just pulling out the original Broyhill Brasilia dining table and bringing in this lovely behemoth, oh no. Nothing is ever THAT easy. I actually started getting things ready last night! But it was worth it. Look how much King Larry / McDuff loves it already!
Oh yeah, McDuff the Fluff is down with the Florence Knoll Dining table! He's not so happy
with the photographer moving the chairs around while he's trying to relax after a hard day of
Meow Mix, chasing the laser and...sleep. That's gonna probably be the classiest table you'll
ever nap on kitters!
One issue. I did not expect this. The Florence Knoll table is about 2" lower than the outgoing
Broyhill Brasilia. When I picked up the table from the seller last week I noticed that he had
these small hard rubber "pads" under each of the table's feet. I just thought that he was using
them because he had the table on thick pile carpet (sorta like ours) but now I realize that he
may have had them to ad a little space under the table for peoples legs! I might have to invest
in something similar soon. I tested the Brasilia chairs out and found the table height fine but I
got skinny legs. It could use another inch at least. I didn't think I'd like the look of the Brasilia
chairs with this table but I was pleasantly surprised! Looks nice, don't you think?
The top needs to be refinished eventually but it'll do for now. It's a little bit lighter in color than
the Broyhill Brasilia but it's close. Ain't it just so purdy?! I've been dreaming about getting this
table for years. I found one in New Orleans a year and a half ago but it had a laminate "boat
shape" top, wasn't marked in any way and had chrome plating chipping off one of the legs. The
seller only wanted $100 for it but I just couldn't pull the trigger. I told them what they might have
and that they should ask more for it and I told a couple of the local "retro" shops about it's
availability. Don't know what happened to it. This one though, I know where it ended up
and where it'll be for a long LONG time to come! I can't imagine finding a dining table I'd