Good Questions: Reader's Yay or Nay Craigslist Find

Good Questions: Reader's Yay or Nay Craigslist Find

Gregory Han
Dec 1, 2008

Hollie sent us this question to pose to our readership to help her decide whether this Craigslist find is worth the money to restore or not:
I've been looking for a long time for some nice furniture on Craigslist to replace my Ikea stuff. I recently found this set: a buffet, sideboard, table and chairs, all in maple (more photos shown below). For the amount included it is a great deal ($400) and I love the detail on the sideboard and buffet, but there is a lot of damage on the table and the chairs need to be recovered. I can do all this work, but is it worth it? I worry because this is a lot of $$ for me...

Got a good question you'd like answered? Send your queries and a photo or two illustrating your question, and we'll see if the ATLA team or our readers can help you out.

Personally, we think it looks worth salvaging, as each piece looks structurally sound and the damage is mostly surface, and perfect for a January Jumpstart project. But what do you think out there? Yay or nay?

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