I've had burled wood on the brain after seeing Jonathan Adler's Bond Collection:
This weekend I came really close to owning a burl wood console. The table was listed for $50, so Christopher and I checked it out Sunday evening. Upon inspecting it I found two chips, one on the top corner and one on a leg; because it's veneer you could see the particle board (or whatever it is) underneath. They were small chips, but I wasn't willing to pay $50 for it, and the seller wasn't willing to come down in price.
Did I make a mistake?? Should I call the seller up and tell her I had a temporary moment of insanity?