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.