Refurbishing A Lane Coffee Table
I purchased this table months ago from a thrift store in Chicago.
It was a mistake.
As you can see from the before photo, it's more of a project than it is a table. And I swore to myself I would stop buying projects, because in my possession, projects tend to remain projects and rarely turn into tables.
But this project had two things going for it: it's made by Lane, the American furniture manufacturer known for the case goods and accent tables they pumped out in the 1950s and '60s, so I know it's durable and has a recognizable brand name behind it. And it has a suspended magazine rack. People love a suspended magazine rack.
So finally on a nice day in September I started the process of turning this project into a table.
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