There is something about bringing a piece of furniture back to life that is really exciting and rewarding. All too often dilapidated furniture simply requires a bit of TLC, know-how and confidence so that it can become a centre piece once again. We can wonder at its history and preserve it for years to come.
Take this table for instance that was no longer wanted and destined for the skip...
The legs and frame are made from solid wood which was a good start to this project. The tabletop itself is veneer which was lifting and had small sections missing.
The plan was to strip back the badly chipped paint on the legs with a heat gun to reveal the dark wood grain underneath, which also revealed the stamp CC41. This symbol came to represent affordable but reliable goods in the post war years 1941-1952 and this gives us a good date for the manufacture of this table.