> I kinda lucked out, I got my grandfathers dinning room table and hutch he bought
> when he came back from Italy in '45. It was the first thing he bought and up until
> 3 years ago we even had the receipt but sadly it was lost
It's Solid Maple! But
> the chairs need to be refurbished. I need to find a good carpenter, as one chair
> needs to be rebuilt. I almost missed out when my dad passed nobody wanted it, My
> Brother had a crazy expensive table already as did my sister and my other sister
> was living with friends and had no space, so I made it work! like hell I was going
> to let that leave our family.
Maple is incredibly expensive. I made 2 butcher block counter tops (about 3' wide by 2' deep and 1.5" thick) and the wood was $1k alone. I recently bought some walnut wood to build a fire place mantle and while looking at different options at the lumber yard I noticed that maple was the most expensive wood they carried. Most expensive than mahogany, walnut, or cherry. VERY durable stuff though. Makes for fantastic furniture.