Kelly sent me pictures of the ‘Coastal Oak’ (that is what I am calling that style/design) table in her home with the chairs and rug. I love it and she is pleased. Here is what she said:
The table looks absolutely wonderful. As you will see in my pictures my dogs love to be in front of the camera. It turned out perfect and just like I had hoped. Thank you very much! The “S” household is extremely pleased.
I had not see the legs on these chairs before. They have a cool rustic character that adds to the whole look. I think the rug and the seagrass chairs are a cool contrast to the various colors/features of the salvaged oak timbers. I am not sure where the rug came from but I think the chairs are from Pier 1.
Update from Kelly: BTW…the chairs are from Pier 1 and the rug came from West Elm. I really tried to put some thought to the look and it all came together as I had hoped.
Last week I bubble wrapped each piece of the table within an inch of its life and then loaded it all in my truck and carried it to the local mailing/shipping shop. The guys at Parcels Too in Trussville were great! They figured out a way to get it to Kelly S. within budget and further wrapped and boxed it up very professionally. The folks at Roadway got to Kelly’s on Tuesday (we had a tracking number so we could watch it travel from here to there) and she was successful in getting it into her house–even if they Roadway guy didn’t think they could do it themselves. I bet she has a pile of packing material–I really hope she can find a use for it rather than just throwing it away. Reuse, recycle, renew.
She is going to send me a picture with the chairs she chose (from Pier 1) and I will post that here when I get it. I think it is going to great with the chairs.
All that remains is a bit of hardware and wrapping it up for shipping. It is beautiful! The oil has soaked in very nicely.
I put a coat of penetrating oil on the underside of the table top halves.
This is the underside and therefore not finished sanded and more rough than the top side but the color is beautiful. I can’t wait to see what the top looks like. Below is a picture of the legs with one coat of oil.
It is just gorgeous. I love the nail scars, the knots, the wormwood, and the grain. This thing is solid and should serve for years and years.
Kelly’s table is coming along and will shortly be finished–literally. Below is a picture of it unfinished and assembled. The band clamps are there to hold the two halves of the top together so I can mark the spots for the alignment pins and other hardware. That should be done tomorrow. Then what remains is a final sanding and a few coats of oil finish.