Made in Canada
Table Leaf Extension: Seats 8
Fully Refinished Solid Wood Canadian Made Vintage Dining Room Table!
This solid wood dining table displays amazing workmanship and detail.
The variation in the wood tones across the entire table top are unmatched.
It is truly a unique, statement piece that gives off a new-age look with the light wood tones, while still highlighting so much of the pieces original beauty.
The top was sanded down to bare wood and washed with a tan coloured paint that was mixed with water. The raised grain was sanded lightly, and then sealed with 5 coats of high performance top coat in “Satin”.
The legs were sanded down to a nice smoothness and then protected with 4 coats of stain blocking primer. The primer was sanded lightly to remove texture, and then painted with 3 coats of the same tan paint that was used on the table top. Mixing a warmer shade of tan and paint washing it over the legs brought more warmth to their design. Finally, I applied 3 coats of “Satin” topcoat over the painted legs.
Table leaves have some rustic detail as they must have been used heavily throughout this tables lifetime. I used the same tan paint wash on the table leaves as the rest of the table top and protected them with 5 coats of high performance topcoat in “Satin”.
The National Table Company of Owen Sound originated c. 1898 when W. H. Merritt purchased land. A three-storey factory building was built. It was soon destroyed in a fire, but was re-built again.
In 1909,The National Table Company had 50 staff, and produced military desks, solid wood tables, and dining room suites.
The 1912 book OWEN SOUND ON THE GEORGIAN BAY, has an illustration of a round parlour/dining table product that they made, and a studded and rectangular wooden table with two drawers with metal pulls, and a lower shelf.
There is a 1918 Imperial phonograph (gramophone) that was made by the National Table company, that is in the Grey Roots collection (see 2018.054.001).
By 1920, the firm also produced Knapp's Phonographs.
By 1940 their lines includes radios, sewing and television cabinets and more.
W. H. Merritt passed away in 1940, and his son Hamilton Merritt took over as President, with Arthur Moore acting as Manager. The plant eventually closed in 1960.
Reference listing photos for The National Table Co., Limited Makers Mark.