|Project by Roz||posted 498 days ago||855 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
What is it? I wasn’t sure myself. It turned out to be a really heavy duty card table made for camping.
My trusty antique experts down the street knew what it was.
It had a weather resistant finish and Oil cloth covered top. It was tired, beat up, burned and needed some work so I got it. I remember camping with my cousins and it being a part of the Pop up camper’s equipment. I think it was old even then.
It is made of solid White Oak and the center insert was past board over a rough cut wooden frame, covered in oil cloth. The folding mechanisms are aluminum and in good shape.
I sanded, oiled and applied a coat of Shellac to the wooden frame. I replaced the past board with Luan and covered it in green oil cloth. It looks nice again. The entire project took two days including drying time. I though it was too good to throw away so I fixed it. Now, it too is out of my shop.
It now resides in my favorite Antique shop, “It’s All in the Past” where with a little luck someone furnishing a hunting cabin, lake house or wanting a solid folding table will give it a home.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."