There is a worn and wonderful appeal to this old work table, due to the years of use reflected in it. Note the remains of old green and even blue paint that add to its vintage character as well.
It is the years of constant use revealed in every ding, gouge, stain and scratch that enrich the character of this impressive carpenters' workbench from France. Notice the dark patina, joints and old hardware. It has one long vice along the left leg.
What an amazing find! At over 9 1/2 feet long, this old work table has tremendous appeal thanks to the original green painted base and the stretchers supported by iron rods which give it an industrial edge. The entire table has been restored and gently sanded.
It is the vibrant aqua blue color that draws attention to this fun old farm table from Sweden. Upon closer examination(refer to photos), you will see a base layer of blue, with areas painted over with green and where both layers are worn off the natural pine below.
This vintage white painted farm work table has the original zinc top and two lower pine wood shelves. The original white paint is greatly distressed adding to the country feel of the farm table, while the zinc and shelves make it useful in a kitchen or potting shed.
This rough-hewn console table rests solidly on square splayed legs and is heavily distressed with marks and gouges obtained over generations of use. The impressive 3-3.5" thick slab top has an organic feel complimented by the light colored, natual wood.
The appeal of this work table comes from the worn, weathered look created from the generations of use it has recieved. Notice the metal rods, now rusted with age, which create added support to the four stretchers.
The appeal of this old work table comes from the aged wood itself, worn and distressed through years of use adding to the character of the table. Notice the expected age-related separation of the two thick planks of wood that comprise the top.
The natual, deep patina of this large work table or long counter "draws one in" thanks to the many generations that used and enjoyed it in the past. The top is comprised of 5 long planks of warm pine, while the 3 deep large drawers and sides have a darker patina.
What a fun find! This vintage farm table has the original zinc top and a lower shelf, indicating it was used as a type of work table in its former life. The zinc, which has great aged patina, wraps around 3 of the four sides.
The white paint is all original on this old farm house table from Sweden. The many years of use are revealed in the wear and distress of the white paint, which adds to its true vintage appeal. The top was left natural pine, which has deepened to a darker patina.
Whether originally used in a print shop or simply as a work table with tools and hardware, each of the drawers have small sectioned compartments, making this piece ideal to organize and store small items.
One can sit and eat or write and ponder over this Baroque oak table with handsome baluster shaped legs. The solid, aged oak top barely reveals its 200 years of use, yet bursts with character that is only developed over time.
Strong and substancial, this large farm table will invite the entire family to sit and linger. Notice the heavy trestle base holding the solid oak top at over 3" thick and 7' long. This style of trestle base easily allows chairs to be pulled up underneath and on each end.
Early 19th century pine tavern table from Denmark, with four baluster shaped legs and well worn stretchers. There are remnants of old amber colored paint that contrasts nicely with the dark pine construction.
Antique work table with cast iron legs and a weathered hardwood top from Sweden, circa 1880.
This tall and dramatic work table draws you in to reach out and touch it's thick unfinished hard wood top with rustic appeal. The ornate, vintage cast iron legs on castors add stability and give the piece an industrial slant, making this a great work table or kitchen island.
Antique commercial butcher's block from France circa 1840-1880 with a single drawer and turned legs. The top is uneven from decades of use. Please take a moment to enlarge the photos and examine the details up close.
The natural wear seen on this French Maple Butcher's Block with 2 drawers came from the many years of use. Note the castors and slot to hold knives in the back of the heavy top.
It is the massive maple block top worn uneven from the many decades of use that draws one toward this original French butcher's block. Narrow and solid, it is being sold "as is.
This small country pine table from Sweden still retains it's original light blue painted finish. The paint is worn in places allowing the pine to show through and a light wax finish has been applied, adding to the country charm.
This side table with "X" stretcher or trestle base was a traditional style found throughout the european countryside during the 1800's. The original gray painted base is a wonderful contrast to the natural pine top, which reveals age related distress and wear.