Wednesday, March 27, 2013

sur la table

This is the old table purchased a few weekends ago
it's actually a desk
The little plaque is still on:
 The Desk exchange
Arthur M Hansen
Seattle 1933

Chef is attacking it head on
with the grinder, wool head gear & muck boots....

Two layers of paint off
So that was a surprise....and a not a good one
the prior owner apparently loved his cigarettes and left them all around the edge to burn

But the cross hewn oak is amazing- beautiful striations

Working so hard
clothes are starting to come off...
The next day the big guns come out
 chef is hell bent on fixing up the table
legs come off and everything is re- enforced

Got rid of the cig burns and sanded smooth
 we rubbed Tung oil on - amazing product for refinishing furniture
and then a coat of Howard Feed-n-Wax
beeswax + orange oil

 now we have a most excellent kitchen table

Ready for some wonderful meals, conversations, baking and home work time

Sur la Table- means "on the table"
and there will be only goodness
served on the table from now on!


  1. C'est une belle table!
    bon appétit!!!

  2. So beautiful! I enjoy how taking the paint off revealed info of the past. Also love the protective gear while attacking the table :) I know you will make wonderful memories around the table for years to come. Also love how the legs and apron were left with bits of paint!!!

  3. I just knew underneath all that paint was a thing of beauty and oh, there is!
    What a treasure you have there Camilla. All the hard work the Chef did is
    truly a labor of love and I know when you are all sitting around the table at meal times they be even more special. Enjoy it!

  4. oh my goodness, how interesting and how BEAUTIFUL your table is, well done to your dear husband, that was a big job! lovely table + happy family = forever memories.

  5. ooooh love your new table, it has come up really well - good job.

  6. lovelovelove your new (old!!) table!! Yowza!!!


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