Friday, November 4, 2011

Conclusion to the "twin sons of diffent mothers" saga...

Hadn't planned on posting until I had a bit more to share but these tables turned out so well I thought hell, why not....As is obvious, these tables came from very different backgrounds, owners, and possibly were manufactured in different places. Heywood Wakefield had several plants in it's heyday and I haven't found any documentation on stamping/identification for plant location on the individual pieces. As a refresher for those of you that don't normally follow along, here's how the tables originally came to me. One on the left is original champagne and the one on the right is sable.

Granted, most people including H/W lovers would walk by these and think, yes they have great lines but WTF was someone thinking to mistreat them so badly! When I saw these, and they did come from different places, is that these are a couple of orphans that need a little TLC and a new home. As I've been taking care of these orphans as a hobby for the last 9-10 years and lately on a more fulltime basis I was happy to accomodate and bring them back from the landfill and or someones fireplace.
You are welcome to tell me if you think these pieces are worth the time and effort. Here's the "twins" with a little help!

Couple of minor stain issues on the tops but overall hardly show and these look great. Was able to take care of some structural issues that don't show anyway and even up close I can't tell which was which. Chime in if you feel so inclined or you can shoot me an e-mail at
Catch up with you soon!


  1. You did a magnificent job on these!

  2. Ohhhh...those look good enough to eat! Minor stain issues - shminor stain issues...that's called character and it's how you know they's for real. Not from Target.

    You know...just looking at the before pics of the champagne one...the multitude of water rings almost looks cool! Ever checked out Will Means work? I wonder if "water rings" could be replicated in an artistic manner?

  3. Those look amazing! I think it's fantastic that you are saving these pieces.

  4. Thanks for all your kind comments! It's an ongoing rotation of pieces and hope to post some more up soon!

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this HW design. It's my favorite end table. The atomic lines are so awesome and I love the cut out center. I'm always hoping I run across them in my hunts but nothing yet.

  6. They seem to be a bit rare and it was very lucky to get two of them even if they came from different places. They're a bit larger than most end tables and most people likely used them as TV stands back in the 50's. Working on a cocktail in champagne to match as a set. Will post again soon...