I love the look of burled wood furniture. It brings a natural element to a room, in a sophisticated manner. Burled furniture was somewhat popular in the 1970's, usually as a veneer layered over another hard wood. I have looked for vintage burled pieces here and there, but good quality vintage pieces are generally quite expensive. Imagine the feeling of pure JOY I felt when I popped into Goodwill and found this table.It was almost hard to notice in the neon Goodwill lighting, amid the fake ficus tree and trashcan full of discarded hangers. Such is the beauty of shopping at Goodwill.
But I loved the beautiful wood grain, the sleek modern lines of it, and especially the gorgeous brass trim around the sides. So I brought it home!
Did I mention the price tag? $5.99.
A certain little boy always loves to inspect what mommy brings home. Doesn't taking it outside of Goodwill make it already look better?
The brass hardware is in good shape. And the bottom shelf makes a nice little hideout.
It is marked Founders from 1977. There are several pieces of Founders Furniture on 1st Dibs for a pretty penny. It is super heavy- definitely solid wood under the burl veneer, so the quality is excellent.
The drawers are dovetailed.
The bottom shelf needs a little polishing. It has lost its luster, so I am going to look in to the best way to revive it. If anyone knows anything about making burled veneer shine again, please let me know!
I have big plans for this pretty piece of burl. Stay tuned!