A closer examination of the tables legs for this installment, specifically the wheels at the end of the legs. Truthfully, I didn’t even know it had wheels on sale day.
There were two wheels not swiveling or rolling, so upside down on the bench it went, for a closer look.
Green decay, lots of built up crud. Yuck.
I sprayed it with WD40 and the next day pulled the two wheels around successfully. Ah, movement!
So the wheels are all present, all metal, and will definitely remain. Looks like there were three steel, slotted screws holding each leg ‘thimble and wheel’ in place. These screws are corroded on each leg, so removing the leg ends for really cleaning / restore is an issue to consider later, is some way. In the meantime, they seem to be high-end and are pretty good looking!
If I’m going to remove the leaves to better work on the table’s cracked top, they have to be loosened up. A few drops of penetrating oil might do it (‘cause they don’t turn at all right now), we’ll see. Each hinge has a good build-up of surface rust.
More to come, thanks for looking!
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