I wouldn't pay $400 for it. $400 is too much for that modest rebuild. Th
e top looks like 2X12 scaffold boards and they, as a table top, have damage
. For replacing, you could probably select better looking 2X12s (no knots)
or flip those present boards.... the bottom side looks better, from what I
can see. However, the knotty and/or abused look (rustic or used farm tab
le), I suppose, is what your daughter wants, and that's what counts.
Though you may already have repair/refinish plans, some thoughts:
A NEW top might not result in the (used) farm table appearance, as the tabl
e looks, now.
Replacement 2X12 pine could be faux aged, using a vinegar-steel wool soluti
on. Faux aging beats staining for some projects, especially if the aged/a
bused/rustic appearance is desired.
If the base color is maintained, maybe paint the drawer trim and handle a g
old or bronze accent. The combo colors - dark brown top, grey-green-blue
base & gold/bronze trim - might coordinate well. Maybe test the gold/bron
ze accent on some thin scrap, for viewing that color coordination. Hand pa
inted accent drawer trim, no matter what color, might contribute to a folk
art ambiance, more so than the present paint job does.
Rub some candle wax on the drawer runners, even though they are functioning
Put a clear coat finish on the drawer insides, if not there, already.
I do like the rustic, farm table appearance of the whole, though, as with l
ots of my projects. Too bad you didn't live nearby, I have sixteen 1X12X22
' really old long leaf pine boards I'd offer, for replacing that top. *For
a long time, I've been trying to think of a good deserving project for the