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My mother passed away in 2005. I had her old picnic table out in my back yard for years now. It had ended up behind my barn and was a leaf collector. That table entered my mind often, so one day I drug it out of it's hiding place. The wood underneath was hard and perfect, but the wood on top had begun to rot, was somewhat soft and probably ugly to many people, but to me it was beautiful. After much struggling, I got the thing apart. I wish I had taken a picture of it but alas I did not. However, I  measured, marked, cut, nailed and screwed and made a few mistakes, but it's perfect to me. I used Dark Walnut Stain after much sanding and perfecting.

In the center of the table I glued down some pieces of old watches, on one end I glued(and beat down) some old keys, glass, even to one of the shells that was shot at my brother's funeral.

I know my Mama is looking down and enjoying it herself. I am including what images I do have. I hope you love it as much as I do.
sunshiine1 year ago
Beautiful! what a nice piece to own! Have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
bajablue1 year ago
I absolutely love this table, wildviolets.  It's unique and 100% gorgeous in every single way. I'm sure your mama loves it, too!
wildviolets (author)  bajablue1 year ago
thank you, I do too. It's just perfect and exactly what I wanted...I know my Mama thinks I'm crazy, but she loves it I'm sure...
I love your table, it's all the nicer for the history too, thanks!
ZaneEricB1 year ago
Your table is a very nice piece. Looks like you did a great job! I like the watch insets....nice piece of history....I am sure you have amny memories of this table and there will be many more to come.
wildviolets (author)  ZaneEricB1 year ago
indeed I will...I just love it...thank you for your comment....