True. A buffet is an odd subject of a Sunday Snapshot.
And yes, a dozen or more pictures is a lot to share of a single piece of furniture.
But this particular piece of furniture has a bit of a story. And because I’m a self-confessed softie when it comes to old furniture – and thought some of y’all might be as well – I thought I’d share.
Plus, my mama, whose presence with me that day was a big reason I actually bought it, has been asking me about its progress. She might have a bit of a soft spot for it, too.
Here it is.
Rock solid. Dovetails all around. Magnificent attention to detail.
And look – American-built but Asian inspired.
But at some point between 1905 and now, someone left this beauty out in the rain.
The woman at the shop where I bought it shared how brokenhearted she was when she saw its condition. She recognized the maker and knew that, if it had been cared for, it would have fetched about $1000.
It had even inhabited by small critters.
The project was way beyond anything I’d ever tackled.
Never worked with wood glue and clamps.
Never had to find a primer for varmint stains.
It’s certainly not perfect.
But so much of its original beauty remains.
I could fix all those things (okay, Chris could fix all those things).
Welcome to the family, old girl.
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