Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tiered End Table - Stanley Distinctive Furniture

This table sure has seen better days!  The burl inlay is damaged on the base and the wood is very abused.  Never-the-less, I don't have a mid century end table and this one was $9.99.  All I had to hear was my husband say "you should get it".  So I did!  I forgot to take a picture before I put some Ready Strip on it.  The top tier has stripper on it as well as the the burl inlay on the bottom.

First pass with chemical stripper on top tier.

The burl veneer is in bad shape.  I applied stripper (the hazy grey) and scrapping lifted some of the burl (two light patches).  I reapplied stripper and will try to carefully remove the finish without too much friction.  I will just have to patch and disguise the flaws as best I can.

Here is a companion piece to my table that is being sold on ebay for $349.  Mine will never look this nice, but I'm pretty excited to see how much I can improve it.  Both of these tables feature a drawer as well.


  1. It's a great way to learn - good luck,

  2. I just got a 3 piece set of this exact style at an estate sale for $35! It was in excellent condition til I hauled it home in my mini van (now has a couple scratches). I got the end table like yours, a large square table and the coffee table. The coffee table also has a drawer but the large square does not. I was pumped. It was at a friend's aunt's house and I told them they should mark the set to at least $200, then I bought it before they could take my advice. It's just gorgeous.

    1. OMG! I can't even describe that as a deal! Criminal! :0) Congratulations on your outstanding find!!!!

    2. I just purchased this table that is the companion piece at a yard sale for $1.00.. It's top is a little scratched up but I love it:) I may try to refinish it:) Thanks for your posts


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