This was free! My daughter, Sandy, saw this on Craig's List Saturday night and emailed me at once.
I live an hour away, and I don't have a truck, but my daughter, Meg, lives in that area, and they do have a truck. I expected it to be gone already, but I emailed, and the man said he still had it, and he would be happy to meet Meg Sunday afternoon in the parking lot at Lowe's, which is near her house. I immediately contacted Meg, she agreed to get it for me, and keep it until she can get it out here to me. She and Joe went and got it, and it is safely tucked away in their garage.
The man said he had taken the top off and used it for another project, and just wanted this part gone. I haven't seen it in person yet, but Meg said it is beautiful, very sturdy and well made. She said the top frame is very interesting, with some sort of pulley system she has never seen before, for extending the top to add leafs, apparently.
Woohoo! I have no clue what I will do with it, but I am thrilled to get it, already tossing around the possibilities!! I will keep you posted.
No, I didn't get a new camera, darn it. This is the picture that was posted on CL.