|Project by Sausage||posted 09-02-2014 08:40 PM||1236 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
My Grandpa who was with Black Jack Pershing chasing Poncho Villa all over Mexico to get his American citizenship was somewhat of an amazing woodworker. He built all his homes and furniture (I think a lot of folks did in that generation). Not many of his pieces have survived. I had a table top of his that has been in my closet for over 10 years all water damaged with a lot of broken veneer. This table top got the blue ribbon in the 1930 Michigan State Fair. So it had seen its better days. I got this crazy notion that I could restore it. I had never done any type of woodworking before and it actually led to a new hobby for me. Then I bought a turned mahogany pedestal online (no lathe) and made some arms and legs for it. The top is made of mahogany and maple veneer. I left a lot of the very thin veneer and really did not do much sanding for fear of damaging more veneer. I wanted it to be original as possible.
The new Maloof inspired base with the chairs I made for the table last picute in the gallery..