Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mission desk before and after

My mom picked this desk up for me off craigslist. It's solid oak, mission, and probably dates to 1900-1920. We used it as our flat screen tv stand for about two years. It's perfect for that purpose- the shelf in the middle can hold the cable box etc, the side sections are perfect for dvds and the like. I think it's important to corral all the tv paraphernalia as much as possible. Nothing clutters a space up like a bunch of wires and cords. I decided to switch the desk out for a scrolled white pier table, and so the desk needed a new home. But first, a little refinishing to make it shiny and fresh again.
There is nothing quite like working on beautiful old oak. Look at the top! drool worthy.

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