16 Seat Dining Room Table

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Project by DonB posted 09-02-2014 03:33 PM 1403 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Refurbished 16 place dining room table. Table is approx 48” wide and about 7’ long without the leafs which are 24” each. All pieces had been in storage, had water damage to one corner of three of the pieces and many gouges and scrapes one would expect of finished wood in wet, humid, hot, cold weather. Both leg clusters had damage from a dog who apparently liked antique legs. Cut out damaged parts made/shaped inserts. Could not simply lightly sand and refinish. Striped each piece down to the wood, evened up the appearance as best as I could, stained using Red Mahogany and Golden Oak. Mounted the two leafs together on my table so I could control the color of both pieces. Used Shellac sanding sealer, shellac, and three coats of Spar Varnish. It lost its antique value, but it was not useable as it was especially with the water damage. Neighbors were happy and it looked good for their Labor Day bash. They buy all the products I need and I get Lowes cards. Lowes is only 1/2 mile away – way too handy. Now all they have to do is to get some decent wood in stock and Zinsser Shellac. Sorry 1 pic is not upright. Cell phones aren’t always so smart.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 04:15 PM

Really nice work,i love how you mounted it on the ceiling!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 05:29 PM

How did you get the flowers to stay in the vase?

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 05:33 PM

Donb, open up your photos in a photo viewer, just spin it around with the rotation tool (even if it is upright to begin with), and then save it. It will display correctly then.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 05:43 PM

Very nice tabel!!

I have turned your table so you can put something on it ;)!

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 06:02 PM

Maybe I’ll revert back to using my camera rather than the cell phone. Camera does not do that.
Dutchy: Thanks, I posted your pic, it was easier.
CharlesA: I tried that but it didnt work. Thanks
BJODay: They are fake and glued.

-- DonB

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 08:47 PM

same thing happened me on my first post here,the camera phone always does it!really nice work Don!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#7 posted 09-03-2014 03:54 AM

Don, great job on the refinishing. Another thing to try for pics on the cell phone that works for me: Crop the picture the slightest bit, save it, then upload it.


-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#8 posted 09-03-2014 12:11 PM

You’ve brought it back to life. It’s gorgeous.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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