Saturday, July 12, 2008

dumb dumb dumb

dang, its true i cut a rare 2800$ table in half , accidentally...
..it was a sq oak table...a nice big one....but the stretcher was right at the end....so you couldnt even get a chair under it......we do that to tables sometimes to make foyer tables....but usually to depression era tables......we had had the darn thing for over a month....it seemed hopeless.....
a guy saw it after the cut....and told me he saw one sell for 2800!!!!! they are really good and he wondered why anyone would destroy it......i felt bad but i do hear a lot of opinions.......then last nght i was browsing thru a book on the biltmore estate and there it was....my table!!! like a giant parlor table.... in the middle of the room...not meant for seating... i still have them.., maybe someone will buy both and glue it back together...
this business does keep you humble...or give you tough skin.....
. and the more i think of my french thing...actually, i knew the big guy too, hes bought from me before......but no i did it smittys way...buy and sell and just make a little...

2 comments:

Clem said...

Very funny! Do'nt believe it !

ann furnivall said...

and you know what table it was!!! if it opened originally i dont feel so bad....a guy did give me heck about it...