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Mid Century Score – Pt 2

Industrial style teak desk with black legs. circa late 60's early 70's. Danish style mid -century design

It’s been a good week for scouring and sourcing. The mid-century teak recliner has now travelled 100 miles to its new home. I actually rang to check it had made it safely as it looked a little precarious, a 55 year old chair strapped to a roof-rack. I would have shed actual tears if it had come a cropper.

And now to Pt 2 of my mid-century scores. A teak industrial style desk which was quite literally “saved”. Black legs, original screws and bolts. Storage compartments and original drawer with drawer pull. I fell in love instantly. The shape, mid century line and simplicity was right up my street.

Two storage compartments. One painted black inside to compliment legs.

The entire piece needed tlc and I cherished the thought of bringing this beauty back to life.

With original drawer and drawer pull.

The wood was not in fantastic shape, so it was all sanded back, danish oiled and then waxed. I find it all so therapeutic, seeing that teak glowing again. It would look fantastic in a vintage lover’s home.

Teak veneer with a good rich colour.

Some people may have decided to paint the whole thing, cover up the age and wear, but I personally love the distressing to the wood. It’s a 50 ish year old desk. Of course it’s aged. The only bit of “up-cycling” I did, was to paint the inside right compartment black to compliment the legs and drawer pull. That compartment was also a little discoloured, so this seemed like the simplest solution without losing the natural wood colour, which in my opinion beats Annie Sloan any day.

The desk top is heavily distressed, by no means in mint condition. It has been substantially sealed and waxed and would look amazing in a vintage lovers home office.

All the natural signs of ageing, wear and distressing to the worktop. Don’t hide it. Flaunt it.

Draw runners have been waxed and run smoothly.

The drawer runners were waxed and run super smoothly now and the drawers have been cleaned and waxed inside and out.

Industrial style frame with black legs and original hardware.

Black and Teak. Gorge.

All wood has been sanded back, oiled and waxed. The desk is a good solid item. 100 x 50 x 74cm height.

Update: This was sold shortly after it was listed for sale to a vintage lover down in Cornwall. Happy new home!


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