8 years apparently.
The thing is, getting nice furniture is like getting a new car. You try to keep it as like-new looking as long as possible. Translation: NO unprotected cups on the wood finish!!
So, one short round trip to Sacramento and back and I now can have my water and sleep with it too.
Now....I just need to install the pigeon spikes to keep the cats and children from using the headboard as their personal stage.