We rescued this oak table from a famers barn 1 mile way from our workshop where it had been used as a party table for a number of years.
We carefully disassembled it cleaned all the joints and rebuilt it. The oak was sealed with a hardwax oil and wax polished with Gilboys pure gold polish.
The previous owner told me a story, and this is how it goes: "The the oak in this table once formed part of the structure of a ship. The oak timbers where then used to create this table."
Now I've heard countless stories over the years about furniture and its provenance, but I am inclined to believe this one. The old holes from where the wood pegs were driven though it and the dark water satining that would be very difficult to fake fits the story. Also the wonderful texture to the surface of the wood adds to the overall look.
The four turned legs I was told came from the ships railing or baluster. I'm not saying that this is not true but from the relatively smooth and uniform feel to them I would say they have been re-turned at the point of construction.
Either way this is a unique table with as much character as "Captain Jack Sparrow" himself.