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Parlor Table (?) #5: Done, and In My Parlor!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 02-05-2016 01:38 AM 854 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yeah, it’s been awhile, but tonight brings another 98% project to completion!

No pictures, but I applied Danish Oil finish the last couple of nights to the table and legs. This afternoon I created lead plugs to fit the two holes of the marble top. I pre-drilled them, then placed slotted wood screws through said plugs and into the underside of the drawer plus wood ‘rail’ that now sit on the top permanently. Also applied epoxy to the small drawer’s marble top to keep it in place.

Best news of all? Wife loves it, so it’s now in the Parlor! That’s a big win!

Oh, and I’ve got more room in the shop for the next project. Thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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#1 posted 02-05-2016 02:15 AM

Looks classic Smitty. As usual great work.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 02-05-2016 03:27 AM

Looks good!

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#3 posted 02-05-2016 06:49 AM

Super build! Russell

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#4 posted 02-05-2016 03:04 PM

Absolutely beautiful.

Wish I had the mental capacity to picture the lead plug work.

Congrats on the newly vacated space in the shop.

-- ~Tony

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 02-05-2016 03:30 PM

Okay, took a couple pictures.

A very, very long time ago, when I was pretty much a kid and went to actions with my mom, I remember looking at marble top’d pieces and noticing lead in the holes. I asked what that was, and someone standing nearby told me it was filler material that expanded easily to fill and grab, and kept steel screws from hitting (and possibly chipping / breaking) the marble. So I rolled lead and drove them into the holes. You can see they’re severely blown out on the bottom of the piece (I didn’t do that!). Lead’s not easily visible, but anyway:

So, drive the screws reasonably tight, and the lead does it’s thing. Makes for a solid mount for stuff on the top!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 02-05-2016 03:46 PM

A topless, abused, old table, saved from a fate worse than death.

An abandoned marble slab, lonely and nearly forgotten.

Along comes the preacher of reclamation, cleans them up, marries them, gives them a new home and they live happily ever after, as old friends with Mr. and Mrs. Smitty.

A ‘Wink and a Nod’ from Mother Nature for recycling.

Thanks for sharin’ the Love my friend. ;-)
Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#7 posted 02-05-2016 03:55 PM

Learned me something.

Table looks great Smitty. Classy.

Do you really call it the parlor? Ive only heard that from one other person. “Get your grandfather a beer from the Frigidere and bring it into the parlor.”

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#8 posted 02-05-2016 04:09 PM

This is an old house, and it really is a parlor. Yeah, I know, the word belongs to another century. But there’s a piano that my daughter plays, a parlor sofa (heh) and a victrola there. And this table. The room is for sitting and talking, no TV there. An addition put a family room, laundry and garage onto the original house.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 02-05-2016 04:19 PM

I love it. Old soul style. I bet you’ve got a sheet of plywood under the couch cushions too. ;)

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#10 posted 02-05-2016 04:21 PM

Thank you Smitty! I appreciate you, man.

There is even Victrola in there? I am going to have to ask you to remove the silk ficus tree in that case; it is in opposition to the authenticity of the space.

-- ~Tony

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#11 posted 02-05-2016 04:46 PM

My Missus just bought that, a designer suggested it.

Plywood? Stef, you know me better than that… My g-gma’s Victrola:

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#12 posted 02-05-2016 04:48 PM

  • reclaimed plywood.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#13 posted 02-05-2016 05:02 PM

Ah, that’s better.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#14 posted 02-05-2016 05:22 PM

Silly designer.

That is a great Victrola!

-- ~Tony

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#15 posted 02-06-2016 12:57 AM

I love old houses even more than old furniture, Smitty. May we see the outside of your dwelling? My house, by Southern California standards is old, at sixty years. But, being Suburbia, it looks like all the other domiciles in the ‘hood. How old is your house, that it has a parlor? There are houses that were built in Whittier’s youth, that have parlors. They go back to the Late Victorian and Craftsman. Mainly Uptown, in the Historic District.
Oh. My wikiup contains a 1919 Edison. Talk about out-of-place.

-- Mark

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