Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Fall Is Definitely Upon Us! Don't Ya Love The Colors? I Felt Remiss Having Shot This Table Base Yesterday Without Getting Any Pics Of It With A Proper Top. Status: Redeemed.
We got a short dry spell this morning before I had to head into work so I dragged the new chrome table base outside and pulled this equally heavy (well, almost) table top out of the garage to show how nice a dining table the pair are gonna make. This is gonna be stunning when the top gets refinished!
Looks pretty good with that top on there doesn't it?! Makes for a very substantial dining
table. That's easily a 120 pounds of dining area. This top came from another table that I
picked up from a south county thrift a while back. I was gonna refinish it and flip it with its
original base but I'm pretty sure that it would be better utilized with hunk of awesome
So I guess I'll have to find another use for the old base. And I guess I'll have to try my hand
at properly refinishing the top. My buddy Dan is tied up with a new papoos on the way very
shortly so he won't be able to take care of it for me. I've got a sander and some fine grit
sandpaper so I'll take it down to unfinished wood first and see if I can keep from ruining it
first. Then if I can keep from screwing it up with power tools, I'll take on giving it a new stain
and protective layer of satin poly.
This top isn't marked but I'm about 85% certain that it's a Knoll piece. It has the same
construction and shape details as my walnut oval Florence Knoll dining table top. You can
see the similarities in the two photos above. I kinda hate to separate the top from the
original base but I've looked long and hard for the top and base together online and came
up empty handed. I just know that as soon as this top leaves me I'll find a comp online and