How to fix a table leg.

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Forum topic by nate22 posted 08-30-2017 12:30 AM 555 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2017 12:30 AM

I have a friend that bought a table and the one end of it on the leg part broke off. My question is what way is the best to fix it. Here is a couple of pictures of it.

And is this cherry or another kind of wood?

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#1 posted 08-30-2017 12:48 AM

The screws are on the inside so I’ll bet that side does not show. I would rout our that broken out area and a glue in a bock of the same wood… stain and finish it so it blends in and then put in 3 pocket screws ( one through the new block and one in the center of the leg and the one that is there) and put it back where it was. Chances are it took a hit to break out like that and the glued in block should be at least as strong as the original. If it gets no more hard hits, it should also last the life of the table.. I’ll bet that screw shown is stripped out so I would glue plugs into the original two screw holes before you drive the new pocket screws in.

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#2 posted 08-30-2017 12:51 AM

Bondo or patch the blown-out area and drill
another pocket hole adjacent to the patch.

Honestly it looks like crap construction and is
likely to break again somewhere. You may
want to add some sort of reinforcement blocks
to the table or add these.

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