Moving Tables

I’m thinking about rearranging our tables.

We really have little use for a 120-inch table.
We really have little use for a 120-inch table.

I bought our Scan light wood dining table in about 1984. It’s wonderful for large sit-down meals and book swaps. At its largest the table is 120 inches long and 48 inches wide.

Usually the dining room table is 72 inches long.
Usually the dining room table is 72 inches long.

I had planned to refinish it in some way by painting or staining it.

The damaged veneer can be seen just above the leg.
The damaged veneer can be seen to the right of the leg.

It has some minor veneer damage on the skirt but otherwise it is in very good shape.  It’s just not my style anymore. So I think I’ll list it on Craigslist.

The current kitchen table is a 44-inch round.
The current kitchen table is a 44-inch round.

The we’ll move the kitchen table into the dining room.

Kitchen table
Kitchen table

We found this table with 2 leaves as a curb pick-up at the end of our street.  We’ve been using it in its round form in the kitchen bump-out.

A rectangular table would work better in the kitchen.
A rectangular table would work better in the kitchen.

Moving it to the dining room would mean we need a table in the kitchen.

The table is gone but I still have the legs.
The table is gone but I still have the legs.

My plan is to use four white table legs we’ve been storing in the Cottage to make a rectangular table that will fit in the bump-out better than the round table.

Are you holding on to furniture you should let go of?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

One thought on “Moving Tables”

  1. Nice! It’s always fun when you look around and realize “hey this would look better over there… and that would work better up in that room…” – fun! we hold onto very little extra furniture. a few spare tables in the basement is all we have. the rest has all gone to the curb with a free sign, and been picked up by very happy people.

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