Anyone here know anything about vintage or antique furniture?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by vfem, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Whether it be restoration, or who made what when? Types of woods... ect!

    We bought a tiny twin size bed for our daughter at an estate sale, my husband said we should have bought both since they had a pair... but I talked them down to $35 from $50 and I only needed 1. We decided to sand and refinish that bed in a red cherry stain to match my daughters existing furniture. Was that a bad idea? Also what year do you think this was made? Does it have a period style?

    My husband is sanding it at a guy's house who makes furniture as a hobby. He says its Mahogany wood and we got a killer deal. Does this look like Mahogany? Thanks!

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Nope-looks to be maple that is stained mahogany-those were made in the 60's and 70's-could maybe be cherry wood too? Very pretty though -love the design!! I would have paid 35-50$ FOR THEM TOO
     
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  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Looks like Maple. I'd say from the 50's-early 60's when cowboys were popular. Very cute. Would look adorable in my boys' cowboy room.

    That's a fair price.
     
  4. goldenluver

    goldenluver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not maple, alder is what it looks like (I have a bedroom set in alder). We had a set when I was a kid, the peg at the top of the post sometimes means bunkbeds. they were from the 60's or 70's
     
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  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    WOW!!! I had one of those for my son years ago. A friend of mine had two , the pegs at the top of the balls are so they could stack for bunk beds. My friend is 45, he said his parents bought them when he was in grade school. I thought it was so cute and hated to sell it, now I wish I would have just stored it. Great find!
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Thanks guys, I've had a couple people insist on maple. I've done a search online and found they were 1950's wagon wheel design. All the places I found only had 1 headboard available and ranged from $45 to $100 for just the headboard.

    It would be cool if those were bunk beds... I'll have to see if they are still out there this weekend trying to sell the rest of everything and see if we can get the second bed then.

    We're doing a LOT to refinish this. Its been a lot of sanding hours so far, and I found the cutest little frog knob to match her room's hardware. We're going to add some nature accents like knobs of her favorite animals to hang bathrobes and towels on her bed as well. I think this is going to look FABULOUS when hubby is done.
     
  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    That would be neat if you could buy the other one too! I can't wait to see the finished product. Will you show us pictures [​IMG]
     
  8. jdyprdy

    jdyprdy New Egg

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    I think these are maple from the early 50's or so......they may have been a set of bunk beds. Nice.
     

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