The bones on this baby are great and it is actually 7 feet 2 inches long. I purchased it a few days ago and have decided that I will redo the covering. Maybe a burlap or linen, not quite sure yet. I've been painted and ripped upholstery all day out in the glorious sun and it's coming along already.
It really is amazing at what white paint can do for a piece of furniture. Stay tuned for updated pictures of my progress.