This antique table was in rough shape when I inherited it. After attempting to wood putty the dry rotted edge and unsuccessfully beef up the legs, I put it in storage.After all, it had no boards anymore and it wasn't quite right for a kitchen table. A friend noticed it in my storage area and suggested it would make a great coffee table. She was right! I sawed off the legs between joints in the decorative legs and then reattached them closer to the corners. The damaged edge add to the charm as a coffee table.
At well over a square yard, it's perfect for playing games, serving snacks, and for extra eating space for groups of teenagers who gather around on the floor. I also slid an old trunk underneath for extra storage.