another farm table

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Project by dan_fash posted 10-08-2013 01:00 AM 1990 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another table that I made for the craft show this last weekend in Oklahoma City. These tables are the first pieces I’ve ever made for the purpose of selling, so I’d appreciate any comments or input.

This table is made of pine. All the aprons and legs are pegged mortise and tenon. All of the distressing was done by hand. none of this was reclaimed wood. The top on this piece has about 7 layers of finish, and really turned out nice.

The legs and aprons were stained the same base color as the top, and then painted, and hand rubed to get the aged effect.

Love this piece also, but alas, not sold yet

Thanks for any input.

-- "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most logical explantion is that I was made for another world." -C.S. Lewis

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-08-2013 07:18 AM

It looks very well done. Remember, that the distressed look is for a select part of the market. So don’t take it too hard that it doesn’t sell instantly. Right person at the right place. Also larger ticket items at craft shows are a struggle to sell (at least in my area). People generally don’t come to craft shows looking for them. Keep up the good work. Maybelook for home Iimprovement shows.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-08-2013 01:09 PM

I like to make distressed stuff as well so I love your piece. I agree with the previous comment, the right person has to come along. I’ve donated several distressed items to auctions, and if the right person(s) don’t come they sometimes go for much less than I’d like.

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 10-08-2013 01:56 PM

Thank you for your comments. The show I did is kind of hard to explain. is basically a “Pickers” show, full of finds, refurbs, upfinished and handcrafted. this particular show does about 10 shows a year, and some shows sell out of every furniture piece, and some shows sell nothing but smalls. This happened to be a sale where virtually no large pieces moved. there were 190 vendors hauling furniture home at the end of the day. I’d taken a few years away from serious projects in the shop when my daughter was born, and now I can seem to stay away from woodchips and making sawdust. Hopefully I’ll be back to posting reguarly.

Thanks again for the kind words

-- "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most logical explantion is that I was made for another world." -C.S. Lewis

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 05:50 AM

This is really cool. Great job. Love the destressed look

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Marty 529

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 02:03 PM

I love going to Flea Markets and anything like it. Hopefully the right person comes along for this table. It’s a beauty. It is a big ticket item. Not everyone comes prepared to haul home a big item. I love the old tricycle too :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#6 posted 10-10-2013 02:32 PM

It’s beautiful, like the antique look. I’m sure the right person will come and buy at the time you least expected. Your work is amazing.

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