Mensa is the Word for Table...
I grabbed a table my neighbor tossed out. It had seen Better Days (read POS) & it's missing an expansion insert (which I will have to fabricate) I saw it while coming home at 11 pm, the day before collection. However, it intrigued me & I went back and carried it home. The next day I brought it in to evaluate & it needed a LOT of TLC: the legs were loose & coming off, there were signs of previous repairs to them & the top(s) were stained & scored.
I pulled out the caulking tube of construction adhesive, the box of deck screws, the drill/driver & went to work, mending the cracked areas and gluing/screwing the base until it is solid as a rock again, I then got out my palm sander & took off about 75% of the Walnut veneer on the 3 tops & legs and today, in the bitter Cold, I mixed a small can of maple stain mixed with Poly, cut it with Terp and covered the tops & legs. Right now, it's sitting outside, so I won't poison my living space with fumes. Tomorrow, I will go over it again & wait until Monday for it to dry in the shed, then bring it back in for a run with Beeswax & a trial as my new dining room table!
What I like about this table was it's designed & built-in versatility. When completely folded up, it's the perfect size for 2 people. When company comes over, one side of the base expands out, you flip the top over & Voila! a table for 4! Pull the other side of the base out, install the insert & fold down the extra pair of legs & now it can accommodate 6-8! The Best Part is: It'isn't Valuable! I got it for free, I will use it until I can't and I can recycle it easily to someone looking for just such a table! For The Win! I'll post pics soon. Hope You are all keeping Warm & Happy!