Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Our mango table

Last year some time we purchased a dining table for Donald to use as a work desk, it was a dark brown stained mango table that we bought at a bargain price because it was floor stock and had a few marks on it.  It has served well but more and more it was the wrong height for Donald to be using with his drawing screen (cintiq wacom tablet).   Luckily for Donald a place he works at were giving away a desk which was the perfect height and size to work at so he jumped at the chance.  This meant we had to do a little shuffling around of tables.  Our own dining table, passed on to us from my aunt and uncle Desley and John, had seen better days and was well loved, but it was time for a new one.  The mango table was very dark and so we decided to sand it back to it's natural colour, which Donald did, and gave it a coating of bees wax with the help of Sam.  It has come up so beautifully and looks so warming dressed in festive colours.  I love the markings and knots of the natural wood, they glimmer and shine reflecting the light, it makes us feel happy to have something so lovely as this table in the heart of our home.















5 comments:

Suzi said...

Niiiice!!

Neil and Gabby said...

Lovely ! What beautiful timber - just beeswax or did you shellac it as well ? My candlesticks don't have a shine like that on them. Don't suppose you'd like to pop over and give me a hand with them ? I've a batch of fresh brownies and plenty of cocoa for hot chocolate...

Lisha said...

No shellac this time, although we contemplated it, but thought we'd let the natural mango shine through.

I had to polish the candlesticks up for the year 6 farewell, first time in a loooooong time. Had to go and buy some silvo. It sounds tempting to come over, not sure they'll let me bring silver polish on the plane....a bit too flammable.

Carli said...

what a table and a display, there is nothing like beautiful timber. i'm making your roast veg and brie salad again this christmas day lisha!

Kim said...

Roger just looked over my table and said 'what a beautiful table' - totally agree - mango is one of my favourite woods and the grain on yours is lovely.