Thursday, October 25, 2012
Monday Evening Found Mr. Modtomic Retrieving Yet Another Forlorn And Forgotten Broyhill Brasilia Piece. Ever Seen The Harvest Table? Me Either. Status: Ready For Refinish.
While the Girlfriend and I were out having dinner at TGIF (we had to search to find one around here!) last Sunday, I (poking around C-list on my phone - as always) spotted an ad with a couple of crumby cell phone pics of this table. Still, I knew what it was...and I'd never seen one in person before, so I had to get it!
Ain't that an interesting table. A serious juxtaposition of vintage and modern. It's in the classic
farm house harvest table style but it Broyhill Brasilia! It's a great shape for six person dining as
the legs are spaced perfectly in my opinion. But alas, this is all you get. There will be no placing
extensions in this table.
It certainly is rough and looks like it's suffered some neglect but I got a plan and I got a man for
the job. It's got an appointment with a sander et al this weekend. I doubt that it'll look like new
after all is said and done but that's quite alright. If it looks like it's lived a little, well that falls right
in line with the style. But still, we'll see what we can do about all that damage.
After this gets cleaned up it'll make an excellent addition to a standard Brasilia dining suite. It
could be used as a sofa table or in a wide hallway as a place to display items. It could even be
used instead of a buffet if one should feel so inclined.
It's those legs. That's how I recognized the thing. Luckily the seller though that one was ganked
up and felt the need for full disclosure by showing it in a couple of their photos. There is a small
split at the top of one of the legs but it just needs a tiny bit of glue and a clamp. No issue. What
they thought was a gank was actually just a loose mounting nut.
So that's one more Brasilia piece I can check off the list. It really does seem that Mr. Modtomic
is destined to chronicle every last piece of the Broyhill Brasilia line here on the blog. This one will
soon be available. I'll show it again after the transformation and let everybody know when. Hey,
maybe by then I might have a larger space at the Green Shag Market where I can be offering these
dining sets more easily!