Presenting my first find from the 2014 Town Cleanup. (And, yes, I did have to pick through the melting snow to find it.)
It's a rather unique end table that I couldn't pass up despite its obvious flaws. (See where the arrow is pointing? That's where the bottom half of one of the legs is missing.)
I found the table atop a pile of stuff that was in front of a rather scary-looking 50-year-old split level. Last year at the same location, I found those honeycomb turkeys.
I picked it up because, obvious flaws aside, I fell in love with the design, which I learned from Goggling, is called "ball and stick" or "stick and ball."
I have no idea how old it might be, but it did remind me of those fretwork dividers that you see in the doorways of Victorian homes.
Fixing it will be a project. In addition to the leg issue, there are also some balls missing, which I think I can replace and that should reinforce things a bit.
The six-sided top, which might be oak, is a quick and easy strip job. The white paint isn't original and should come right off. A little stain all around, and we should be good to go.
But I'm certainly open to suggestions on how to fix that leg. Here's a closeup:
I think I might need to cut above those intersecting pieces and attach the new portion to the existing leg at an angle, and then reattach these cross pieces. What do you think?
P.S. Town Cleanup, by the way, is a six-week trash-to-treasure extravaganza in my little corner of Upstate New York. Every spring, residents can throw out just about anything. Over the years, I have found some incredible stuff just tossed to the curb. You can read more about it here.