Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Beautiful Wood

For years we have complained about our dining table when we tried to entertain more than 6 people.  It was a beautiful oval red oak table with two expansion leaves, but it just didn’t accommodate much of a crowd.  It also had a single pedestal that did not provide the necessary stability when it was expanded.
After buying the new furniture for our family room, I asked whether they could possibly match the design of the dining room furniture and make us a bigger, more stable table.  The craftsmen at Hardwood Artisans were willing to take on this task, down to the butterflies which were part of the design.
That was three months ago.  Today our newly crafted table arrived.  The delivery team had a challenge to get the table from the truck into our dining room because it is incredibly heavy.
I breathed a huge sigh of relief when they unwrapped the new table and I saw how extremely well it matched the other pieces of furniture.
The new table has a single expansion leaf that cleverly stores in the interior of the table.
Here’s a picture of one of the little butterflies on the new table and compared to the same design on the sideboard.
Now we have to decide whether to part with our original table, which I’m sure we could sell on Craig’s List for a couple hundred dollars.  There is a lot of sentiment attached to this piece of furniture that has been with us since we got married, probably the first thing we bought together.
It will be fun to test out our new table by having a dinner for 10.   No more excuses!


Blogger Cyndy said...

Wow, that's beautiful. What a gorgeous table!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Beautiful new table! There must be a spot (and a new use) in your house for the old one -

6:52 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Gorgeous, Barbara. I'm sure that you will make very good use of the new table and the opportunity to share meals with even more people. How wonderful!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Steve Reed said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! (I don't remember your old table feeling unstable, though...)

8:49 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Steve -- If you were sitting on the end of the old table and had had a couple of glasses of wine, it was like being at sea. It was always a source of embarrassment for me as wine glasses rocked a little. This will not be a problem with the new one. Come and see, please!

8:53 PM  
Blogger e said...

They do lovely work! I hope you enjoy using that table.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Kellyann Brown said...

So beautiful, may you have many happy moments around that table!

2:21 AM  

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