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Furniture Restoration #9: Joinery and Reassembly

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Blog entry by Paul posted 09-07-2007 05:02 AM 743 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Front rail is tenon and mortise on both ends

Side rails – fronts tenon and mortise. backs are doweled

Back rail – dowels on both ends

Basically I put it back together with the joinery that was used originally – theres enough room to pin the tenons from the inside – I may do that yet

Using laquer thinner and an x-acto knife to scrape, the carvings cleaned up nicely

-- Paul, Texas



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WayneC

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#1 posted 09-07-2007 05:04 AM

Wow. Great Job.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-07-2007 02:34 PM

Better and better. This will be quite an accomplishment when done.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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mot

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#3 posted 09-07-2007 03:39 PM

That’s coming out nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 09-13-2007 05:19 AM

Wow – Paul…very impressive. I’m looking forward to looking over the previous posts that led you to this point! I need to catch back up!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 09-13-2007 06:06 AM

Like you said, those carvings did clean up nicely!

Also, what’s your take on why the aprons rotted? And, why isn’t there similar damage to the legs??

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 09-15-2007 11:34 PM

Dorge

I’m a bit stumped as to why the aprons rotted and the legs, etc. did not. Different wood, of course, perhaps the Mahogany(?) is more moisture resistant. It could be that the piece had been redone so many times and thus the rails punctured with so many holes – that moisture was able to pentrate the horizontal wood and ran off the verticals?

-- Paul, Texas

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