A couple weeks back I posted a blog titled “Would You Cut Up This Table?” The table in question is my dining room table. I bought it from Thos. Moser back in 1979. Our kids grew up around this 8’ long harvest table and we have many fond memories associated with it. In fact, the table was more than the center of our family life, it inspired me to get Moser’s book, “How Build Shaker Furniture,” which sparked my interest in woodworking. The kids have moved on and a few months back my wife and I “downsized” to a much smaller house. The bottom line: the table won’t fit in our new home.
What to do? I proposed I would undertake a careful “remake” of the table so that we could continue to use and enjoy it. This created quite a stir. More than 100 readers posted comments or sent emails about it. Opinions ran about 50/50 between those who believed I should do it and those who basically thought I was crazy.