Should Old Farm, Farm Table Be Finished?
It's a 3' by almost 8" table. It's from within the family from 1870-1890. It is hand made and not ornate by any means.
It has three boards of various widths running the length. The seams show gaps from shrinking over the years. Two of the board have cracks mostly in the area of old screw holes. In its later years a relative kept it in his workshop area. Now, the top has paint spills, saw cuts, and the like.
I heard an an antique dealer offered around $800 maybe 30 years ago. He lived in a old rustic house and might have wanted it personally.
None of my kids have room for it. I'm going to sell it. I don't mind spending a few hundred dollars to have it redone. But, would I be throwing good money after bad? Thanks, Gene