Drop Leaf Table Restoration

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Project by cstrang posted 12-13-2010 04:19 AM 1958 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an old table that my friends father had in his shed for years because the finish had cracked and flaked off and the top had a big split down the center. When I was over talking to him one day he asked if I could do something with it for him so I sanded it up, made a new top out of Birch, stained it and lacquered it for him, he was very pleased with the end product and he now has it just outside his kitchen… no longer in the shed haha.

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 04:23 AM

Nice Job!

The finish on the top looks spectacular!


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#2 posted 12-13-2010 04:25 AM

Great job, great table thanks for posting

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 04:35 AM

A wonderful transformation!


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#4 posted 12-13-2010 05:59 AM

Very nice job. Always like to see a piece restored rather then throw out in the trash. It saves the trees plus the memories.


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#5 posted 12-13-2010 06:53 AM


-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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#6 posted 12-13-2010 05:31 PM

Nice job on the drop leaf table.

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#7 posted 12-13-2010 07:03 PM

Restoring cast-off furniture, with a little bit of fabrication of damaged/missing parts, is always so gratifying! wish I could see more of it here!! Great job!

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#8 posted 12-13-2010 10:14 PM

Well done. You have moved me to deal with an almost identical table belonging to my wifes grandfather, which I have in the shed for the last 10 years.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#9 posted 12-14-2010 03:46 AM

Nice work CS.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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