OUTDOOR COCKTAIL / COFFEE TABLE and “J’s- Antiques, Vintage, Etc”

Outdoor furniture, such as the Outdoor Cocktail – Coffee Table shown below, seems appropriate to feature this time of year. Especially, since the spring season is upon us with the desire to get outdoors with our families and friends.
Outdoor Cocktail / Coffee Table:


You should note that this Outdoor Cocktail Table is large and almost square. It is constructed with a treated wood distressed top that it is attached to a metal base with a metal grid shelf underneath. Also, the table legs are adjustable with screw-in plastic pads which should be comforting if you are concerned about scratching one’s floor. And, as you can see in the picture, the table looks and works well indoors also.

While we have highlighted outdoor furniture; having some restful and useful indoor furniture might also be on one’s mind (for example: your hideaway cottage or beach house). With that thought in mind, my partner, J’s-AVE, has put the finishing touches on these items.
French Style Upholstered Arm Chair (SOLD):

French Style Distressed Upholstered Arm Chair

French Style Distressed Upholstered Arm Chair

An Up-Styled BOOKCASE For Your Comfort Reading and Display:

And, so you know that Just Fine Tables hasn’t forgotten about our core offerings, here is a collage of upcoming furniture items soon to be available at ENCORE RESALES.

PROJECTS in CONSTRUCTION

PROJECTS in CONSTRUCTION

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Farm Tables and More Farmhouse Tables

It’s been hectic with all the farm or farmhouse tables we have been working on recently at Just Fine Tables.  Hectic; yes, because of the limited time we have had available while working on a number of other furniture activities and projects for our partner, J’s-AVE.

For example: Do you remember this table from an earlier blog post:

'ROUGH CUT' ASH TOP FARM TABLE (SEATS SIX(6))

‘ROUGH CUT’ ASH TOP FARM TABLE (SEATS SIX(6)) ((SOLD))

Yes, it sold, …however,  the new owner really wanted the legs and apron to be painted black and lightly distressed; …therefore we made the customer happy:

Ash Table w/ Black Apron and Legs

Rough Ash Top Farm Table w/ Black Apron and Legs

… and then, another customer wanted a Copy of the Rough Ash Top Farm Table, …. but, wanted it in a neutral / unfinished state for them to finish as they wanted. Just Fine Tables luckily had just enough Ash lumber and old table legs to fill this new customer’s desire. Here it is sitting in the customer’s home as delivered:

Unfinished Rough Ash Top Table In Customer's Home at Delivery

Unfinished Rough Ash Top Table In Customer’s Home at Delivery

…. and then we had the lady who wanted a smaller farmhouse table with distressed colored legs with a table top stained similar to her wood floor. We, at Just Fine Tables accommodated the lady after several emails…..

with this completed table:

Customer Specified Table (Legs and Top)

Customer Specified Table (Legs and Top)

The Customer Specified Table in Her Home

The Customer Specified Table in Her Home

………..that is now in the customer’s home ————–>

 

 

 

 

Note: We told the lady that if she didn’t like the table at the price offered (special prototype price), we would be happy to sell it at Encore Resales for a much higher price.  Obviously, she took the table as you can see above.

However, Just Fine Tables began immediately to build a similar table that we did display for sale to the greater Birmingham, AL furniture market at Encore Resales.  Here is the similar table as it sat in Display Booth 47 / 469 before it sold.

31" x 60" Hand Crafted Farmhouse Rustic Table

31″ x 60″ Hand Crafted Farmhouse Rustic Table

Got to go for now.  We have two (2) more committed Farm House Tables to complete and at least one spec farm table w/ matching bench to build to fill our void at Encore Resales.  Oh, and also, there’s an Ash Top Wine Bar Buffet Table and an Outdoor / Indoor Coffee Table in the mix of tables under construction.

 

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EXECUTIVE DESK .. or .. DINING TABLE

Just Fine Tables just completed the Large Executive Desk / Great Dining Table that was mentioned in our previous post.  It is now displayed at Encore Resales Furniture and Consignment Store.

LARGE EXECUTIVE DESK / GREAT DINING TABLE (( SOLD )):

The Desk / Table is one that has been both Restored-Refinished and Up-styled for today’s furniture lovers.

In addition to the table above, Just Fine Tables finished today a new style custom farm table that a new customer had requested us to build.   We have it shown below (in our shop) as a sneak preview of some new farmhouse tables that we will be offering to the general public in the near future.  Hope you like it.

RUSTIC ‘New Style’ FARMHOUSE FARM TABLE (In it’s customer’s home):

ALL WOOD FARMHOUSE EATING TABLE

ALL WOOD HANDMADE FARMHOUSE                                                   FAMILY EATING TABLE

My partner, J’s-AVE, tells me that we will build more tables like this one as she says, “I love it!”                                                                                                                                           (p.s.  The customer has seen this picture and will be picking the table up this afternoon.  The customer in an email to us this morning stated, ‘WOW THAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TABLE I HAVE EVER SEEN!’)

Oh, and in addition to the Executive Desk/ Table and the New Style FarmHouse** Table, our partner, J’s-AVE, has Up-Styled a Vintage Side Table for you.

Up-Styled VINTAGE SIDE TABLE or NOOK DINING TABLE (Awaiting An Informed Buyer):

24" ROUND VINTAGE SIDE or NOOK DINING TABLE

24″ ROUND VINTAGE SIDE or NOOK DINING TABLE

The Vintage Side or Nook Dining Table is shown as it is displayed in Consignment Booth 47 / 469 at Encore Resales.

**(Please forgive this author for spelling Farmhouse as FarmHouse; but, ‘Farm House’ Fraternity has some fond memories for this author.)

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Harvest Farmhouse Farm Table w/ Matching Chairs

This Small Harvest Farmhouse Farm Table with the Matching Chairs has been completed and is currently on display at Encore Resales.

Harvest Farmhouse Table and Chairs (( SOLD )):

HARVEST FARMHOUSE TABLE w/ MATCHING CHAIRS

HARVEST FARMHOUSE TABLE w/ MATCHING CHAIRS

The Farmhouse Table was built earlier this year, but took a detour before getting to Encore Resales.  (It was used as a temporary replacement table for a lady who had Just Fine Tables rebuild her pedestal table base to safely and satisfactorily support a 170 lb. granite top**( see below)).   The Farmhouse Harvest Table is now at Encore Resales with a couple of matching chairs to become a convenient dining / breakfast table and chair set.

In addition to the Harvest Farmhouse Table, Just Fine Tables with our partner, J’s-AVE, have a few additional offerings for you at Encore Resales in our Display Booth # 47 / 469.  Examples:

DISTRESSED BEAD BOARD TOP CONSOLE / ENTRY TABLE

DISTRESSED BEAD BOARD TOP CONSOLE / ENTRY TABLE

Stained Top "COMPUTER DESK"

Stained Top “COMPUTER DESK” (( SOLD ))

CHALKBOARD w/ Chalk Tray and Key Hooks

CHALKBOARD w/ Chalk Tray and Key Hooks ……(( SOLD ))

**Table Pedestal Rebuild to Support 170 pound granite top:  (Starting with the ‘final result’ and ending with ‘how we got there’. )
‘Granite Top Round Pedestal Table’:

FINAL GRANITE TOPPED PEDESTAL TABLE

FINISHED GRANITE TOP PEDESTAL TABLE ( In It’s Customer’s Home )

‘Rebuild of Original Pedestal Table Base’:

BASE REBUILD TO SUPPORT GRANITE TOP

BASE REBUILD TO SUPPORT GRANITE TOP

“-Coming Soon To You at Encore Resales from Just Fine Tables and J’s-AVE-” are… A Large Refinished Executive Desk and/or Dining Table w/ Added Character;… A Small Refinished Breakfast Table;… and A Large Square Coffee Table that can be used indoors or outdoors.

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Refinished Fire Station ‘Ethan Allen’ Kitchen Table

It is done!  …. that’s, the Fire Station Kitchen Table

The Fire Station Kitchen Table mentioned in the previous post has been completed and put back in service for this Fire House’s Fire Fighters and EMT’s.  It was a challenge, but one well worth it, as it is not everyday that someone can do something special for folks who put their lives on the line to save lives and/or peoples’ property.

Here’s The Refinished Fire Station Kitchen Table:

Refinished Fire Station  'Ethan Allen' Trestle Table

Refinished Fire Station ‘Ethan Allen’ Trestle Table w/ New Chairs

     Please note that this table is over 35 years old.  It had been refinished sometime in the past and also had the two end leaves permanently bolted in place to make the table 100 inches in overall length.  The chairs were recently purchased new to closely match the kitchen’s cabinetry … and that was a goal for the refinishing of the table (i.e. to closely match the cabinetry and the new chairs).

The Table Before Refinishing:

35 Year Old Fire Station Kitchen Table

35 Year Old Fire Station Kitchen Table

As you can see in the picture, the table was much lighter in color (more so if seen up close).  It was, however, in fairly good shape for it’s age and the picture shows it, …but upon close examination, there were definite signs of age and use.
In addition to refinishing the table to match the new chairs and cabinetry, the Fire Chief wanted the Fire Station’s emblem to be laminated into the center of the table top for posterity.  You can see it in the top picture, but obviously, you cannot read it.  So….

Here’s an up close picture of the Laminated Emblem:

Fire Station Emblem

Fire Station Emblem

Refinishing this table was a challenge, but one that Just Fine Tables will never forget.  We should all be thankful for our Fire Fighters / EMT’s and Police Officers each and everyday.

Got to go for now ... Just Fine Tables has several Farm House Farm Tables to complete and time is running short.

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, the 35+ year old ‘Ethan Allen’ dual leaf trestle table has been serving Fire Fighters for

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DISTRESSED ‘SOLID OAK’ ROUND TABLE w/ LEAF & SIX(6) MATCHING CHAIRS

     It’s True, …Just Fine Tables recently Completed the Up-Styling and Refinishing of a Solid Oak Round Pedestal Table and added Six (6) Matching Chairs for a complete dining set.

SOLID OAK ROUND TABLE w/ LEAF & MATCHING CHAIRS:

The table is solid oak ( no veneer ) that has the top & leaf stained and distressed and has the base and apron painted and distressed in cottage white.  The table is 48″ in diameter, and with it’s 18″ leaf inserted, it becomes a 48″ x 66″ oval table that easily seats six folks.
To accommodate six folks comfortably, Just Fine Tables added six(6) solid wood chairs and painted and distressed them to match the table base and apron.  With the chairs added to the table, one has a complete dining ensemble that can be enjoyed for years to come.

     We at Just Fine Tables needed to complete the above table and chair set because we had a custom refinishing job to start work on.  The custom refinishing job is being done on a local Fire Station’s Vintage ‘Ethan Allen’ Dining Table that they have had for over 35 years (lots and lots of memories).  The fire station chief thought with the table’s history, it would be worthwhile updating and keeping the table, rather than obtaining a new table.  This was especially true, since the fire station recently purchased new chairs to match the storage cabinetry found in the fire station.
Just for you, below is a picture of the Fire Station Table in the process of being refinished.  You can note that the base is complete (had to do 1st), and now we complete the top.

FIRE STATION DINING TABLE (38" X 100") ..partially Refinished

FIRE STATION DINING TABLE (38″ X 100″) ..partially Refinished

Got to go now and complete the Fire Station table base… and also start the needed upgrading of a lady’s table base to safely hold and display a 49″ solid granite table top to match her updated and redone kitchen.
Catch You Later….    Meantime, check out other furniture offerings from our friends’ Furniture and Consignment store, Encore Resales in Pelham, AL.

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HANDMADE “Rough Cut” ASH TOP FARMHOUSE FARM TABLE

WE’RE BACK! … and here is our First Full-Fledged Farm Table for 2014.

HANDMADE ‘Rough Cut’ FARMHOUSE FARM TABLE with AGED ‘ASH’ TOP (has been SOLD):

     The RUSTIC ROUGH CUT ASH TOP FARM TABLE is 36″ x 60″ allowing it to Seat Six (6) Easily in Elegant Farmhouse Style.  The table top has a proprietary stain applied and the table legs and apron are painted cottage white and distressed.
All woods used in the construction of this farm table have been aged outside in the elements in excess of six months (more like 8 months).

     The final polyurethane satin finish applied to the table is one used for both indoor and ‘outdoor’ applications.  This means that you can feel comfortable using this farmhouse table on porch should you want to take your farmhouse dining outside.

The RUSTIC FARMHOUSE FARM TABLE is currently available at ENCORE RESALES.

NOTE: Before Just Fine Tables completed the farm table above, please know that we were feverishly updating our Consignment Booth #47 – 469 at Encore Resales with other furniture or vintage / keepsake items.  Some were newly built, some were refinished for current use, and at least one was a re-purposed item that one can enjoy while remembering the past.

HARVEST FARM TABLE (note: This one Sold already):

HARVEST FARM TABLE ( It SOLD Already)

HARVEST FARM TABLE ( It SOLD Already)

30″ X 52″ 2-DRAWER COFFEE TABLE (SOLD, and going to the Beach):

ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE BASED TABLE ( Sold… It found a new home):

     These and other items from Just Fine Tables and J’s-AVE, … Other Consigning Vendors, and of course, New Furniture Items from Encore Resales are available to you in the greater Birmingham, AL furniture market at ENCORE RESALES FURNITURE & CONSIGNMENT STORE, Pelham, AL.


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KITCHEN ISLAND – BAR w/ LIGHTLY DISTRESSED BASE

AS PROMISED, we were successful in Delivering the Kitchen Island – Bar to Encore Resales TODAY.

The Kitchen Island – Bar in Booth 47 / 469 at Encore Resales:

The Kitchen Island – Bar with it’s Lightly Distressed Base comes with Four (4) Drawers and Storage Below.  And, … as you can see, the Island – Bar has a Solid Stained Wood Top and Shelves.  The dimensions of the Island are 34″ wide x 60″ long x 36″ height offering lots of comfort while eating, working, or entertaining.

(p.s. I must express my thanks to a friend who was invaluable in helping load the Kitchen Island – Bar into our truck early this morning.  Without my friend’s help, we might have missed our delivery deadline.)

With a number of our items finding new homes yesterday and the delivery of the Kitchen Island, we rearranged our consignment booth.

Consignment Booth 47 / 469 Rearranged:

’till 2014……. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!  

 

 

 

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Just Fine Tables & J’s Antiques-Vintage-Etc. Consignment Booth at ENCORE RESALES

Just Fine Tables and J’s-AVE (J’s Antique-Vintage-Etc) want to show you Our Consignment Booth at Encore Resales where most of our offerings are presented to the public.

Booth 47 – 469 at Encore Resales:

JustFineTables and Js-AVE Booth 47-469

JustFineTables and Js-AVE Booth 47-469

This consignment booth is where most folks first see our furniture and thrill offerings (custom hand built farmhouse tables, refinished furniture, re-purposed / distressed furniture, novelty, decorator items, etc.).

With the Christmas and Holiday Spirit upon all of us, we thought the idea of letting you see our offerings from your own home would be nice.  So… here are some of the items you will find in our Consignment Booth 47-469 at Encore Resales:

As you enter Booth 47 – 469..

Distressed “Cottage White” Coffee Table w/ Glass Inserts over Burlap:

Little Girl’s Table and 2 Chair Set:

Little Girl's Table and 2 Chair Set

Little Girl’s Table and 2 Chair Set (SORRY, Not Available; Grandmother has bought this for her Granddaughter)

10 Bottle / 2 Shelf  Wine Bar – Buffet Bar with Distressed Solid Oak Top:

HICKORY PLANK TOP “Hand Built Farmhouse” TRESTLE Dining TABLE:

Well, the Hickory Plank Top “Farmhouse Trestle Table” is Still Available for a Discerning Family, I think?? … while finishing this post.  If not, .. just remember ENCORE RESALES’ Motto ..“Get It When You See It, or It Will Likely Be Gone If You Wait”.

Drop Down SECRETARY with REMOVABLE HUTCH:

Drop Down "SECRETARY" w/ Removable HUTCH

Drop Down “SECRETARY” w/ Removable HUTCH (SORRY One More Time, IT Just SOLD TODAY while typing this Blog Post)

OK, to complete this post, please continue scanning the Consignment Booth to the right and you will see…

A Crate and An Old Trunk Full of Picture Frames:

Trunk Filled With Distressed Picture Frames

Trunk Filled With Distressed Picture Frames

J’s – AVE updates and adds frames as quickly as possible.  However; for the frames..YOU will definitely Need To Get Them When You See Them … or They Will Be Gone!

p.s. Just Fine Tables will be delivering our final item for 2013 to Encore Resales on Monday, December 23.  It will be a Large Kitchen Island / Bar Island (34″ x 60″) with four drawers, 2 concealed shelves behind doors, and 2 adjustable open end shelves.  The top will be lightly distressed solid wood and the two open end shelves will be also.  The main body of the Kitchen Island – Bar Island is black.  (Sorry, No Picture Available)

FOR ALL:  HAVE a VERY “MERRY CHRISTMAS”& a “FANTASTIC NEW YEAR”

 

 

 

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HICKORY PLANK Hand-Crafted TRESTLE FARM TABLE

A Hickory Plank Trestle Hand Crafted Farm Table with a Black Distressed Base is complete and is currently available to you at ENCORE RESALES Consignment Furniture Store.  It is shown here.

“Old Hickory” Trestle Farm Table — Seating Six Easily-

"OLD HICKORY" TRESTLE TABLE (35"X66")

“OLD HICKORY” TRESTLE TABLE (35″X66″)

A Trestle Table has been on our minds to build for a long time.  We have had the base parts for a trestle table sitting in our shop for well over a year.  My partner, J’s-AVE, found a complete trestle table and we took the top off and used it as the top of a kitchen island.  As mentioned, we held the trestle base back for an alternate project which you now see.

The hickory planks used for the hand built table top have been in our shop for about six months.  When we found them at Hardwoods, Inc., we just had to have them.  They were beautiful with the grain and heart section of the hickory trees from which they were cut.  We were just waiting for what we would do with them… and finally we decided to match them with the trestle base we had.

FYI- We named the table “OLD HICKORY” as the top is 100% hickory and because we are originally from Tennessee where Andrew Jackson (aka ‘Old Hickory’), our 7th US President lived.

Hope you enjoy the Hickory Trestle Based Farm Table.  Please know that we will be creating additional tables and refinishing and re-purposing additional furniture pieces for the greater Birmingham AL furniture market after we return to Alabama.

Posted from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

 

 

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