Not sure how to start this, i’ve never done a blog before and i’m not the best at writing/speaking LOL. So here goes.
Many years ago my grandpa made a coffee table for us, i’ve been trying to figure it out and my best guess is between the years of 1972-1974. It has passed through all our family at one point or another, but the last several years its been in storage because its a hard table to make work in ones living area. You see its very large about 6’ long to be more specific. It was once so beautiful, made from pine and mahogany with its butcher block/arts-n-crafts style. Some of the pine pieces were made with 8/4 the bottom mahogany shelf is a full 1” thick all solid wood.
Over the years, cuts and gouges appeared even a burn mark from a certain someone in college passing out after being too much of a student (wink wink) without blowing out the candle. Anyway different times in my younger years hee hee.
So for the past 2 years or so i’ve been contemplating refinishing it and selling it because nobody has room for it. Well i just can’t bring myself to part with it, grandpa is gone and although we do have many pieces he made over the years he won’t be making any more, every piece is just as precious as any other.
Enter my sleepless nite two weeks ago, i got a great idea, when i was trying to sleep (of coarse thats when all my idea’s hit). My wifes b-day is coming up and she was kinda hinting that she wants a hope chest/linen chest thingamachig. Mann the idea just came outta the blue i’m going to rip down the table and rebuilt it as a chest using the same design technique as grandpa originally used. I kept going over the design and how to approach it, and what size, and how much of the original wood hardware i could reuse…..... whew
In the end i started tearing it apart this last weekend, designed, and redesigned how i’m making it. So please check back and see my progress, i’ll be posting it when i’m done. Both before and after pic’s to see if you all approve or not.
I’m so excited that i get to keep it in the family for hopefully another 30 years.
Please let me know what you think, maybe some similar experiences also.
-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug