We bought it and dragged it across Iowa to our first apartment, where we promptly learned that we don't know how to take care of a finished table. In the photos one can see the white smudges where the waxy finish was damaged by a hot beverage set right on the wood. How were we to know?
Later in the life of the table, the glue in the spindles of the chairs started to let go. Not having the tools to drill or ream out the old glue, I kept attempting to glue and pin them back together. Ultimately, I had to admit defeat. We were faced with the choices of getting the table professionally fixed up OR selling it for a deal and keeping the retro table and chairs we were given by our very generous neighbors.
Follow the jump to find out what we chose AND what else we sold... Wait, that gave it away!
Well, we did decide to sell the set for a deal, and had a family lined up to buy it. They came over and let us know they were furnishing a new dwelling for a family member.
|The captain's chair|
|One of the non captain's chairs|
Yes, this coffee table. I cut them a package deal for both pieces and helped them load everything up in a horse trailer they had brought down to purchase our pieces and a few other items that evening. I always liked this coffee table, and I know it went to a good home. Just another success on Craigslist!