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post #1 of 12 Old 06-26-2008, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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I found this table at a rummage sale. I got it for $1.00. I am looking for ideas on what to do with it other than refinishing it. I need to find some thing to put in the top squares that are open. ( colored glass ? wood?) Anybody got any idea's. Dale
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-26-2008, 06:59 PM
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what type wood is it. i have seen some table like that and only the leg was wood if that the case keep the legs and make a real tables



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I'm thinking they may have originally had decorative ceramic tiles in them.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-26-2008, 11:12 PM
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That looks like some of the tables I have seen a local guy here do... He puts that art deco glass block in the holes, and wires them up to back light them with rotating colors. I don't remember which one, but I saw it at a cigar shop somewhere...

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What a neat little table Tom3. I think it would look super with bevelled glass inserts in the top openings.

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It definitely looks like real wood all the way around. Not necessarily the best condition, but certainly repairable in places it might be less than ideal. I agree with the ceramic tiles for the holes. Make it into an art piece with ceramic or some stained glass tiles and really set everything off. Plain glass panels will work, but they won't be as interesting, in my opinion.
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Can you imagine making that thing and someone sells it for a dollar.Unfriggin believable
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It certainly looks like oak.

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It's an interesting table. I like carved stuff. I'll give ya double your money for it (such a deal). I vote for Red Oak. For panels, I think tile or glass may make it look too modern, and detract from its overall look. I might just add some Red Oak drop in panels to match.






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Hummm, drop-in? Maybe they could be lidded bins?

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I think it would look great wioth a nice burl or other wild light colored wood inset. Maybe a chestnut burl or some maple.
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What about some interchangeable drop-ins. You could change it up every now and then. A coordinating burl wood for decoration, some slate for when guests come over to put drinks on, maybe some colored glass/tile/plastic for fun.

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