Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Tressle Table Hits the Rails

Its been a beautiful week here on the tundra. Mostly clear skies with highs in the 80's. I have been doing some work outside, both painting furniture for the shop and getting the yard in shape for the summer. Do you remember the tressle table with folding legs that I bought at auction about 3 weeks ago? It had a few rotten boards and a hole rotted through the top. It is ready for sale after some significant remodeling.

The blackened and rotted boards are clearly shown here. Mike gave me two nice pieces of old tongue and groove Douglas fir board that fit into the space.

I cut out the rot and inserted the new boards.

The new boards have a different texture and are visible as the 2nd and 3rd boards in from the top of this photo.

I then sealed the table with amber varnish. (The new boards are the 2nd and 3rd from the left in this photo). I think the table looks pretty good.

What do you think? Is this a table that you would consider using on your Country patio or in your primitive house?

Mr. Flannery


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Oh, gosh. It's a table you can send to me in the same container the cool red chairs come in! Love it! ~Mindy

Anonymous said...

Great table Mr. Flannery! When can it come to the store so we can get it incorporated!

terry5732 said...

The non-matching of the boards is of little import when it gets to having several feet of goodies piled upon it

red.neck chic said...

LOL I love it!!! I'm all over the non-matching boards... gives it TONS of character!!! I would park that in my house (after some major expansion) and the slide some cool aluminum chairs up to it. And - if you ship it to Mindy I'm going over to her house to wrestle her for it. ha!

:-) robelyn