I’ve held off listing this gorgeous Danish teak dining set because I wanted you lovely Gatherers to be the first to see it.
It is in such lovely vintage condition – the older couple we purchased it from had obviously very lovingly cared for it.
I’ve never been lucky enough to find a set of midcentury paper-cord chairs where the cording didn’t need to be replaced. Picture my bemusement when the sellers suggested that I recover the seats with fabric if I didn’t care for the style!
When I posted a sneak peek of the table and chairs set up in our dining room on Instagram, I started to worry you guys might think I was replacing my dining set! Never fear – I simply was moving furniture around to stage some appealing photographs. Although the teak is looking pretty amazing with those green walls!
I cleaned up and revived the wood with Danish teak oil, a soft rag, and in the case of stubborn paint flecks (why does so much vintage furniture have paint on it?), I used a steel wool scrubbing pad to remove the paint and followed it with a swipe of teak oil.
The oil smells atrocious, but works miracles. Tip: Light a candle in the room afterwards to help with the fumes (and better and smarter yet – work in a well-ventilated area)!
The table has two ingenious and generous built-in leaves that slide out from beneath the table. Yet the entire table also comes apart into flat-pack pieces within minutes – what a neat design!
The teak slat-back chairs have a gorgeous wood grain, and the woven seats are in perfect condition besides some discoloration on some of the chair seats.
The dining set has a coordinating petite credenza with sliding glass doors. It obviously goes very well with the dining set, but its height is also perfect for a media stand. It has one shelf on the right side.