Woodworking on antique enamel top table

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Blog entry by MyChipCarving posted 02-19-2014 12:17 PM 6068 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1940’s Art Deco enamel top table

This old table was donated to my Furniture Restoration class for me to use with my students. It had been left outside with the metal legs in the ground. They had all rusted out and needed replacing. Problem was, they were bent metal and getting them made was impossible. So, ingenuity was called for. I bought 1” metal conduit from the home center along with some gliders for the bottoms and duplicated the wooden blocks that secured the original legs to the table, using them to secure the now straight legs on the bottom. I taught my students how to re-create these blocks and then paint and distress them to look like the originals. They were impressed how they turned out. Replacing the wooden drawer bottom, something we consider easy, is completely new to them.

Here’s a video on the work I’m doing with these students –

Thanks for looking!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 05:03 AM

I just bought one just like this one!!! But your looks better… What a Awesome job you all did on this!

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 07:18 PM

Hi Marie,
It’s a great little table.
If yours needs some work maybe my approach will help you along the way.
Good luck!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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