Sunday, November 4, 2012

517 Old World Dining

The piece here sits in our client's gorgeous dining room designed by Jennifer Flanders of New York
Showing in background is our sideboard in a Gustavian finish of dark ivory and robin's egg blue.  The room will get one more piece of furniture designed and built by us (not shown at current time).  

This is a very rustic dining table with pullout breadboard ends, and two leaves.

Showing Breadboard end.

Measuring 54x98 it will seat 8 comfortably with no leaves in place, and will expand to 134" long (11 ft) to seat 14 with both leaves in place. 

Close view of end.  Since the table is so large, it was built to disassemble easily.  Hidden behind this rectangle is a lag screw which attaches the trestle ends to the stretcher at the floor.  

It has a hand planed surface and wears our popular  "living finish" because it is easy to live with, looks natural and alive, and will age beautifully without needing any protection from place mats or coasters. 

 It is a distressed, durable and easily repairable penetrating oil finish which gives the table a very authentic looking antique look and feel.  Shown here are square pegs at joints of top, and "worm damage".  
Another close view of top showing "cracks" and square pegs and distressing marks.  

Underneath one of the breadboard ends is this beautiful inscription in letters about 2 or 3 inches high.   The parents plan to hand this table down to future generations.