A DISTRESSED “SQUARE“ FARMHOUSE TABLE …and A DOOR-CHALKBOARD?

Yes!, a Solid Wood Distressed Square Farm Table with Stained Top and Cottage White Base completely built from scratch. It is 48” square, having a 1” thick top that’s distressed, stained, and finished with two (2) applications of polyurethane for easy cleaning and long life. The legs and apron are stained also, but then painted Cottage White and accent distressed for appeal.

HANDMADE “SQUARE” FARM TABLE w/Full One Inch (1″) Thick Top:

48" DISTRESSED SQUARE FARM TABLE

48″ DISTRESSED SQUARE FARM TABLE

ADDITIONAL VIEW of TABLE as STAGED in BOOTH 47 / 469 at ENCORE RESALES:

SQUARE FARMHOUSE TABLE in BOOTH 47 / 469 -ENCORE RESALES

SQUARE FARMHOUSE TABLE                                    in BOOTH 47 / 469 -ENCORE RESALES

FYI: This Square Farm Table is currently available to the Birmingham area folks at ENCORE RESALES in Pelham.

And for Fun, and Usefulness, Just Fine Tables took a Historic Solid Wood Door from Milwaukee, WI we had and cleaned and distressed it, and then added a complete panel Chalkboard to the front. Below is a picture of the Historic Door ‘Re-purposed’ as a Chalkboard Door for novelty and information passing.

6’ 8” x 32” HISTORIC WISCONSIN DOOR w/ CHALKBOARD INSERT:

HISTORIC MILWAUKEE, WI AREA DOOR w/ CHALKBOARD

HISTORIC MILWAUKEE, WI AREA DOOR w/ CHALKBOARD

Hope you like the Square Farm Table and the Chalkboard Door.  They were both fun to build and we know that you could enjoy one, or both, of them. —-  Humm… speaking of the Chalkboard Door.., it’s also Currently at Encore Resales in Booth 47 / 469.

Oh, before getting in more trouble, my partner, J’s-AVE at Encore Resales wants someone’s children to be able to enjoy these… Parents! What are you waiting for?

FOLDING, ALL WOOD, CHILDREN'S CHAIRS

FOLDING, ALL WOOD, CHILDREN’S CHAIRS

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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WINE BAR-BUFFET TABLE BUILT TO CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS

Mentioned in our previous post, we showed a picture of a Wine Bar Buffet Table in the process of being built. Now, the Customer Specified Wine Bar Buffet Table is complete and is sitting in its new home, ready to have wine bottles added to fill the dual-temp refrigerator wine cooler and the seven wine racks.  As you can see, there is also a slot for a basket to store items.

CUSTOM WINE BAR-BUFFET TABLE TO FIT IN SMALL CUBBY (2 views):

CUSTOM WINE BAR-BUFFET TABLE (Approx. 23" x 36"x 36")

CUSTOM WINE BAR-BUFFET TABLE (Approx. 23″ x 36″x 36″)

RIGHT SIDE VIEW

RIGHT SIDE VIEW (Yes, A “PACKER FAN”!)

The customer and his family, being new residents of the greater Birmingham area and having a new home, found a unique sized cubby hole in a short wall in their new home. Being wine connoisseurs, they realized that this wall indention would be perfect for a wine cooler, especially if they could have a wine bar wrap around the cooler. They found a likely wine cooler they liked that would work perfectly in the spot in a wine bar and provided dimensions of the needed wine bar for the construction to Just Fine Tables. As you can see in the picture above; their selection of a wine cooler refrigerator worked perfectly into the wine bar for the connoisseurs.

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FYI: For reference, Just Fine Tables has had any number of special requests for unique furniture pieces since we have been building tables. We have had requests for other special wine bars… that would have additional built-in shelves, some for baskets, some for cheese trays, etc. We have even built a Custom Heavily Distressed Thick Pine Top Shelf to be fixed on top of a group of cabinets to create a beautiful TV console with lots of storage (the top was nine (9′) feet long).
We have also received specific requests for kitchen islands, such as the one shown below. The customer sized this one by taping off her kitchen floor to know the exact size she wanted. And, she was very specific in that she wanted the kitchen island to be built such that her expensive pots and pans would hang under the island and be easily accessible. (Note the color scheme and the materials of construction of the island; it’s very similar to the Christmas Farm Table with Matching Benches shown in our previous post.)

CUSTOM KITCHEN ISLAND Built To Customer Requests:

CUSTOM KITCHEN ISLAND (Approx: 24" x 48" x 36")

CUSTOM KITCHEN ISLAND (Approx: 24″ x 48″ x 36″)  Obviously An “ALABAMA FAN”!

It’s amazing.  Just Fine Tables has a request to build another kitchen island just like this one for a lady in Boston, MA.  No kidding.  … Currently trying to determine what the freight would be to ship one of these to Boston.  If reasonable, we might just build this and ship to Boston.

OTHER:  Many of Just Fine Tables’ Fun Furniture/Table Offerings can be found at ENCORE RESALES, Pelham, AL.  Of course, please know that the items find new homes fairly quickly…as we wish them to do.  We love making our customers happy.

Do You Have A Special Request? Just Fine Tables might be able to help with your request(s).  Feel free to contact us.  CONTACT INFO at Top of Page/Header.

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Custom FARM / FARMHOUSE TABLE with MATCHING BENCHES

Just Fine Tables had the pleasure to update a families new home with a Custom Farm / Farmhouse Table with Matching Benches just before Christmas 2014.  It was a pleasure doing so, even with some unexpected requests (i.e. lots of leg room for the ‘man of the house’ to be able to cross his legs easily and comfortably while dining).  Here are a couple of pictures showing the ‘Special’ Custom Farm Table with ‘Special’ Matching Benches.

CUSTOM FARM / FARMHOUSE TABLE with MATCHING BENCHES:

FARM TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES- Left Side

FARM TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES- Left Side

FARM TABLE (39" x 78")-- BENCHES (Approx: 14" x 64" each)

FARM TABLE (39″ x 78″)– BENCHES (Approx: 14″ x 64″ each)

This Farm Table with Matching Benches Ensemble was selected (actually the table) from a previous post here at Just Fine Tables of a virtually identical table.  The post was the one that showed the newly weds with their first table in their new home in Houston, TX back in September 2014.

The table and above and the one previously has a proprietary stain applied to the maple tops and both have lightly distressed black bases.  However, in this case, we added two matching benches built similar to the table in all aspects.

In addition to the Christmas Farm / Farmhouse Table with the Matching Benches, Just Fine Tables was working on another custom project attempting to complete by Christmas / New Year, but were unsuccessful as Just Fine Tables and its partner, J’s-AVE, wanted to enjoy the Christmas Holidays with family and take a much needed rest.

However, we did get started on the other custom ordered project beforehand.  In this case, the special custom order was for a new resident to the greater Birmingham area having moved himself and his family from Wisconsin to their new home and employment here.  The custom ordered project was a Wine Bar-Buffet Table uniquely designed to fit perfectly in a small separation hall area of their new home and for the Wine Bar to be able to support a small refrigerated Wine Cooler.   Below is a picture of the Wine Bar-Buffet Table just prior to Just Fine Tables’ vacation trip.

Custom Wine Bar-Buffet Table w/ Wine Cooler In The Raw:

Custom Wine Bar In The Rough

Custom Wine Bar In The Rough

Hope Everyone had a Merry Christmas and that the New Year is Fantastic for You and Yours.

(p.s. The completed Wine Bar-Buffet Table will be seen in the next posting.)

 

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Handmade-Custom Built Farm / Farmhouse Tables and More

We at JustFineTables.com have been extremely busy since our last post (i.e.  Aged Maple Farm Table Sept. 15, 2014) as we have been doing our best to fulfill direct customer orders while keeping our sales booth at Encore Resales stocked.  Of  course, customer orders take preference as they have a financial interest from the onset of construction, … and Just Fine Tables definitely wants to ensure customer acceptance upon completion to add to our list of very satisfied customers.

Our satisfied customers, as referenced in a previous post (i.e. “Custom Kitchen Farmhouse Table”) were responsible for the above Sept 15 order above and two additional orders of that style table… one before Christmas and one at the beginning of the new year.  The major differences in these two orders are the size of the respective table and/or the addition of one or two matching benches.

FYI; Additionally, the satisfied customers referenced here are also responsible for the custom ordered table shown below:

Square Oak Top Farm Table …To Match Existing Oak Furniture Pieces:

42" SQUARE OAK TOP FARM TABLE

42″ SQUARE OAK TOP FARM TABLE

 

Also, you should know that we have folks who view our offerings at Encore Resales and while they like what they see, they sometimes want something a little larger or smaller for their needs.  A perfect example of this is shown below in another custom built farm table.

100% Hand Built Trestle Farmhouse Table:

CUSTOM TRESTLE FARM TABLE (39.5" X 72")

CUSTOM TRESTLE FARM TABLE (39.5″ X 72″)

For example, shown below is the forerunner to the customer requested six foot trestle farm table shown above which now overlooks the beautiful Cahaba River in Hoover, AL.

COUNTRY FARMHOUSE TRESTLE TABLE:

COUNTRY FARMHOUSE TRESTLE TABLE (38 1/2" X 60")

COUNTRY FARMHOUSE TRESTLE TABLE (38 1/2″ X 60″)

YES, this Country Farmhouse Trestle Table, currently available at Encore Resales was the reference table for the Custom Trestle Farm Table.

And, in addition to these, Just Fine Tables and our partner, J’s-AVE, have been successful in a few other furniture items since our September post.  Some of these items items include the following:

A Customer Ordered Desk:

SMALL DESK w/ DRAWER CUSTOM BUILT for CUSTOMER

SMALL DESK w/ DRAWER CUSTOM BUILT for CUSTOMER

A VANITY w/ MIRROR:

VANITY w/ TWO DRAWERS & FLIP UP MIRROR

VANITY w/ TWO DRAWERS & FLIP UP MIRROR

ANTIQUE CHEST of DRAWERS w/ SIDE MOLDING DRAWER LOCKER:

ANTIQUE CHEST OF DRAWERS w/ DRAWER LOCKER

ANTIQUE CHEST OF DRAWERS w/ DRAWER LOCKER

And, another table… This one being one that was formerly a coffee table with a broken base.  This one was up-styled as shown below….

SMALL UP-STYLED HARVEST TABLE:

As we must get back to work building more tables and other fine items, Just Fine Tables and J’s-AVE hope that you have enjoyed this post and the pictures of items we have built or up-styled.  Please know that many of our offerings are made public at Encore Resales.

Feel free to visit Encore Resales and peruse the entire store for other vendor items; and of course, new furniture items from Encore Resales’ new furniture manufacturers.

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A New HANDMADE “AGED MAPLE” TOP FARM HOUSE DINING TABLE

Re (from previous post): Barn Wood Farm Tables As mentioned in our previous post we eluded to the idea of building farm tables with old barn wood**. Well, what we did not get to mention was that we were well on our way to doing so for a couple of great customers living now in Houston, TX. Below you will see the happy couple enjoying their first meal on their new Handmade “Aged* Maple” Barn Wood** Farm House Dining Table.

HANDMADE “AGED MAPLE TOP” FARM HOUSE DINING TABLE:

“AGED” MAPLE TOP FARM HOUSE DINING TABLE (39″ X 78″) Seats 8

The Farm House Table is one of the first major pieces of furniture in this couple’s new residence.
The table is 78 inches (6’6″) in length to easily seat up to eight (8) in comfort. We know the couple will enjoy the table for years to come.

*;  **:  “Aged” Maple / Barn Wood should actually be labeled ‘Chemically Aged’ Maple to look and feel like old barn wood.  Please know that Just Fine Tables has been experimenting with different ways to create the look and feel of old barn wood without incurring the time and expense of finding or purchasing real old barn wood direct.  And as of today, we have learned a couple of ways to Chemically Treat*** various types of wood (primarily: Pine; Oak; and Maple) to give the Old Weathered Look.

***: ‘Chemically Treat':  Please know that Just Fine Tables uses typical Household Chemicals to create the Old Weathered Look.  Most of the chemicals are both safe and even consumable.  Yes, you find many of them in your foods.

FYI: Just Fine Tables attempts to be Environmentally GREEN in every table or refinished furniture item we build or redo.  Granted, we do use some paints and finishes that are not as environmentally friendly as our aging chemicals mentioned above; however, we only use as much of these kinds of products as absolutely necessary to provide the beauty and benefits required of our customers; and our requirements of excellence.

Got to go for now.
p.s. This post is being created while sitting at the end of the table above.

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Handmade Kitchen Island and “Barnwood” Farm Tables

Our First Handmade Kitchen Island for 2014 was completed a few days ago.  Yes, Just Fine Tables finally built a Kitchen Island this year.  We had planned to build one earlier (suggested in a post 3-4 months ago), but a number of custom farm table orders have taken our time and as a this is a business, direct orders take priority over spec items.  However, here it is!

HANDMADE KITCHEN ISLAND:

HANDMADE KITCHEN ISLAND (30″ x 48″) w/ Lower Shelf

We currently have this Handmade Kitchen Island available to folks in the Greater Birmingham, AL furniture market at Encore Resales in Pelham, AL (This is the link to Encore’s Website-  http://EncoreResales.com).

NOTE:  Just Fine Tables just updated to WordPress 4.0 and as a result we are having some difficulties with media files and links.  As 4.0 is supposedly a better blog platform, it is not for us until we do some testing (i.e. kick it around, make some mistakes, find out how this really works… you know the drill) before we do a lot of updating of our blog / website.

PLEASE KNOW that we had planned to show you some of our ‘Barnwood’ items made with new wood turned into Old Barnwood (seriously), but with time not on our side and with this new WordPress 4.0 to learn, we’ll hold off for a few days.  In the meantime, enjoy the 1st 2014 Kitchen Island shown above.

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CUSTOM KITCHEN FARMHOUSE TABLE

The Custom Kitchen Farmhouse Table we have been building since our Wisconsin trip is complete and is now sitting in its family home.

CUSTOM KITCHEN FARMHOUSE TABLE:

CUSTOM KITCHEN FARM TABLE (42" X 62")

CUSTOM KITCHEN FARMHOUSE TABLE (42″ X 62″)

CUSTOM KITCHEN FARM TABLE (different view ):

CUSTOM FARM KITCHEN TABLE (42" x 62")

CUSTOM FARM KITCHEN TABLE (42″ x 62″)

Farm Table Construction: The Custom Kitchen Farmhouse Family Eating and Gathering Table was built with a solid maple top that was aged and lightly distressed to meet the customer’s desires.  The table apron was constructed with a combination of maple and oak with an accented painted lower edge of pine moulding.  The legs used were Portsmouth Farm Table legs from Osborne Wood Products in knotty pine.

In addition to completing the Farmhouse Table, we were successful in assisting our partner, J’s-AVE, in a few restorations / up-styling adventures.   These include a door from Wisconsin that we re-purposed as a chalkboardYes, the door is now a double-sided chalkboard.

TWO-SIDED ‘Old Swinging’ DOOR CHALKBOARD / DISPLAY:

TWO-SIDED OLD 'SWINGING' DOOR CHALKBOARD / DISPLAY

TWO-SIDED OLD ‘SWINGING’ DOOR CHALKBOARD / DISPLAY

…. and an Up-Styled ‘High End’ Parquet Top Coffee Table having two large drawers with a newly stained and finished top.  The base was painted in ‘country cream’ and lightly distressed accenting the original styling of the coffee table (SCHNADIG; Distinctive Tables By Designs)

PARQUET TOP COFFEE TABLE (from SCHNADIG):

PARQUET TOP Two-Drawer COFFEE TABLE

PARQUET TOP Two-Drawer COFFEE TABLE

For Reference: The Stylish Two-Drawer Parquet Top Coffee Table’s dimensions are approximately 30″ x 44″ x 20″.   It is currently available at Encore Resales.

and we rebuilt a dilapidated three drawer chest to be useful again.   The restoration included a new back and internal structural enhancements.  We also painted it a light gray to complete the restoration.
THREE DRAWER CHEST of Drawers:

3-DRAWER CHEST (18.5" x 40" x 33")

3-DRAWER CHEST (18.5″ x 40″ x 33″)

The Three Drawer Gray Chest of Drawers is also available at Encore Resales in Booth 47 / 469.

Must go for now.  We have only about 2 weeks to build a small country table and a kitchen island for our Encore Resales Booth… and a custom farm table, similar to the one highlighted above, for our daughter and husband in their new home in Houston, TX.

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ANTIQUE ESTATE FARM TABLE with HAND-CRAFTED COUNTRY HUTCH

An Antique Estate Farm Table and a Hand-Crafted Country Hutch have been combined for someone to enjoy in their country home.  The antique estate kitchen table is rectangular (41 inches wide and 55 inches long) with large drawers on the ends.  The country hutch is a two piece unit and is over five feet wide and six feet tall with deep shelves.

ANTIQUE ESTATE FARM TABLE:

Antique Estate Farm Table

Antique Estate Farm Table

COUNTRY HUTCH:

Country Hutch on Open Base (20" x 62" x 72" w/ 11" deep shelves)

Country Hutch on Open Base (20″ x 62″ x 72″ w/ 11″ deep shelves)

The antique table and the country hutch are currently on display in Booth 47 – 469 at Encore Resales for others to see and want to enjoy as we have. [FYI- Just Fine Tables has been enjoying the table (being used as both a table and as a  kitchen island) and the hutch in our home for the past several months.]

Just Fine Tables and J’s-AVE are currently ‘junkin’ in Milwaukee, WI following the delivery of the small oak trestle table here (i.e. the one we mentioned in the last blog post that had been on our drawing board for the past two years).  Below is the Handmade Custom Oak Trestle Kitchen Table as it sits in the customer’s home in Milwaukee.

HANDMADE CUSTOM OAK TRESTLE KITCHEN TABLE:

HANDMADE TRESTLE KITCHEN TABLE (36" X 60")

HANDMADE CUSTOM TRESTLE KITCHEN TABLE (36″ X 60″)

For our friends back in the Alabama and the South the folks here in Wisconsin have been complaining about the high humidity they have been experiencing.  We look at the folks with…”This Ain’t High Sweltering Humidity” with our puzzled expressions and think…what these folks would be thinking back home.  (p.s.  We’ll be back in Tennessee and Alabama soon.)

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CUSTOM SQUARE FARMHOUSE FARM TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES

Just Fine Tables finished the Two (2) Matching Benches to go with the Custom Square Farm House Table we built earlier for a new customer.  Here they are with the table and chairs in the customer’s home.

CUSTOM FARM HOUSE TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES and CHAIRS:

54" SQUARE FARM HOUSE TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES and CHAIRS

54″ SQUARE FARM HOUSE TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES and CHAIRS

and for a closer look of the matching benches in the ensemble…

FARM HOUSE TABLE with MATCHING BENCHES

FARM HOUSE TABLE with MATCHING BENCHES

As you can see, these pictures show the table, benches, and chairs in the customer’s home where they will be used for many enjoyable meals and fun-filled family gatherings.

To have the benches match the table, we were successful in building the bench tops from the ends of two of the widest table top planks that remained from the table construction.  The legs used on the benches were obtained from one of our vendors, Osborne Wood Products Co., to match the big table legs which were also obtained from Osborne for the table.   The solid oak chairs were obtained by the customer from the American Oak Co.

For Your Perusal, we thought showing you some past table and bench projects might be an appealing idea.  So, to that end, enjoy looking over these:

Thick Pine Top FARM TABLE with MATCHING BENCH

Thick Pine Top FARM TABLE with MATCHING BENCH

RUSTIC FARMHOUSE TABLE & BENCH

RUSTIC FARMHOUSE TABLE & BENCH

Custom Farmhouse Table w/ Matching Bench

Custom Farmhouse Table w/ Matching Bench

TRESTLE FARM TABLE AND BENCH in Customer Home

TRESTLE FARM TABLE AND BENCH in Customer Home

 

This is one of our first big Farm House Tables with a Matching Bench. It is shown sitting in the customer’s home.

 

 

 

 

This table and bench were hand built from scratch (i.e. just raw materials).  It is shown as it was displayed at Encore Resales.  Please know that the ensemble found a home shortly after this picture was taken.

 

 

 

This table and farm table with matching bench was a replacement for a table that had been destroyed by fire.  The bench was added per customer request to provide seating for their grandchildren when they would visit Grandpa and Grandma.

 

 

 

And a Trestle Table Farm Table with Matching Trestle Bench built entirely from scratch to match a customer’s photo of a similar table.  The table and bench are shown here sitting in the customer’s home.  (This customer decided to get the table 1st and then get chairs to match.)

 

 

Got to go.  Must complete a coffee table to go to Encore Resales and … especially a small Solid Oak Trestle Table for a friend in Milwaukee, WI.  The small oak trestle table has been on the drawing boards for over two (2) years now.  Sometimes perfection takes a while.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Refinished Furniture ( Pedestal Table & Armoire Chest )

 In addition to Hand Building Custom Farm / Farmhouse Tables, Just Fine Tables Refinishes and Up-Styles Furniture Pieces needing a little TLC (i.e. Tender Loving Care) to make them more enjoyable.  To that end, we recently found an attractive Oval Pedestal Table and a Small Armoire Chest needing some updating attention.

The Oval Pedestal Table was one of those from SE Asia (i.e. Malaysia, China, Vietnam) with the simple and typical ‘natural color’ finish. When we found the pedestal table it was obvious that the table’s former owner had decided that the ‘natural finish’ wasn’t personal enough for their tastes. They had added paint spots, chewing gum, a couple of spider webs, and some storage moldy crap to “enhance” the table’s finish.

#### As we were not overly crazy about the former owner ‘enhancing additions'; …we sterilized the table, stripped the top, and sanded the table from top to bottom. We then applied our magic distressing technique to the top, stained it, and applied two coats of polyurethane as the final finish. For the apron and base, we primed, painted, and lightly distressed them for today’s look. … and VOILA’!

THE REFINISHED and UP-STYLED OVAL PEDESTAL TABLE:

OVAL PEDESTAL TABLE (42"x60")

OVAL PEDESTAL TABLE (42″x60″)

Hope you like our modifications.  NOTE: The table is currently displayed in Booth 47 / 469 at ENCORE RESALES until it finds a new owner who appreciates dining on a solid wood pedestal table that will last for many fine family meals.

And like the Oval Pedestal Table, Just Fine Tables Refinished and Updated a Small ARMOIRE / CHEST we found at a thrift store.  The Armoire Chest was solid wood and was in fair condition with some exceptions.

The exceptions were… that someone had apparently spilled a very dark staining substance on one corner of the chest, there wasn’t a clothes hanging bar in the closet part, and the base ‘feet’ had obviously been sitting in some water as there was some significant water staining and bulging of the wood there. (p.s. All five drawers of the chest were in near perfect condition with no paint, lipstick, gum, perfume, or other contaminant found, except for some expected dust and a paper clip or two.) (p.s.s. In other chests, we have found such things as … live 22 caliber bullets [twice], many photos, an old Errol Flynn movie brochure [Yeah!], a full set of Elk Horn knives [Yeah!], etc. also)

#### To rectify these issues, we cleaned everything from top to bottom, applied a stain blocker to the stained area, sanded everything as needed, built a clothes hangar bar, repaired the water damaged area of the base, and then primed and painted the armoire chest to a lightly distressed medium gray… hoping that this would enhance the interest in the chest by either a man or a woman. …. and VOILA! again

THE REFINISHED and UP-STYLED ARMOIRE-CHEST:

SMALL ARMOIRE CHEST w/ 5 Drawers and Closet

SMALL ARMOIRE CHEST w/ 5 Drawers and Closet

The Armoire Chest as shown was displayed in Booth 47 / 469 at ENCORE RESALES. It has found a new owner who felt the chest would be perfect for their small apartment.

Got to go. Must apply the polyurethane finish to the Two (2) Matching Benches to the Farm Table shown in our previous post (i.e. the 54″ Square Farmhouse Table) …and must get started building a Hutch Base and a Kitchen Island.

TILL THEN…. remember why America became Independent this 4th of July Weekendand Why AMERICA should Hold Fast in Keeping our Independent Freedoms!!.

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