|Project by gdoherty||posted 07-20-2016 02:56 PM||496 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
A completely torn-down and restored telephone table. I’m guessing from the 1930s-40s, but I can’t be certain. (I’ll upload a photo of the original label later.) No stripper was used on this – all hand-sanded back to the original wood (probably a poor idea, looking back). The original color was left in the grooves of the ornamental flower on the seat for a nice contrast. The stain is Minwax Sedona Red, and it was sealed with six coats of wipe-on gloss poly with light sanding between coats. The seat was trashed, so it was completely replaced. Unfortunately, the lovely needlework in the original seat also could not be saved.
The last image is what it looked like when the person I got it from gave it to me. It was found on the streets of Madison, WI and sat in that person’s garage for two years before making its way to New York.
If you’re in the New York City area, this piece is for sale. Message me for details. I can deliver out to northern NJ, Orange and Rockland, north to Putnam County and east to Long Island.