Furniture #20: 1500 x 1500 Table finished and STW

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 01-02-2017 08:31 AM 1604 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the completed table installed in No 1 Son (and Family) s place.

The shrinkage I reported in previous blogs proved to be very difficult for me to repair so I bit bullet and took to it with a mallet breaking it apart in two sections and then reglueing the offending sections and triming the edging to suit.

This may seem a bit of overkill but I was at the stage of not being able to sucessfully patch it with filler strips and get a nice consistant look.

How I did it.
Used a lump hammer and block of wood to break away the two edges glued on covering the ends of the timber.
Prised apart the two shrinkage sections, cleaned them up trued them andthen carefully trimmed the 45 deg remaining edges back flush.
Re cut the biscuit slots and glued every thing back together again.
Replaced the two damaged edges and its back together again.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 01-02-2017 10:14 AM

A family heirloom there Rob…well done on a beautiful family sized table…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 01-02-2017 11:45 AM

Nice result Rob, as they say…desperate times call for desperate measures!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 01-02-2017 02:11 PM

Very nice

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#4 posted 01-02-2017 07:36 PM

COOL FIX! / Improvement…

Fits nicely in the room! Easy to sit at… COOL table…

Thank you!

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#5 posted 01-03-2017 06:03 AM

Great job, Rob!

-- God bless, Candy

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