We salvaged our kitchen table many years ago from the dump. Apparently it used to be a schoolroom table, and shortly after we were married my husband came upon some people who were crushing dozens of tables. I can't imagine why they didn't sell them instead - our table must weigh fifty or sixty pounds and is solid as a rock.
At any rate, here's what this table sees in a typical week:
Messy jobs like cutting up beef fat to make tallow:
Clean jobs like folding clothes:
Fresh-baked sugar cookies:
A friend's puzzle:
Gluing handles on tankards to fill an order:
Tea with a friend:
General daily chaos:
The sun shining through glass candlesticks.
Our morning wake-up beverages.
Making apple pies.
I'll add more photos as our table evolves.