|Project by sugarpine||posted 02-21-2016 01:38 AM||613 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Grandpa decided that this occasional table would serve them better as a coffee table. Out came a
hand saw or possibly a power saw and 10 inches was crudely and crookedly cut off the top of each
leg and the center spindle. The top got screwed back on to the ugly tops of the legs and it became a
coffee table. Grandma wasn’t pleased. I was tasked with returning it to its original height. Fortunately
Grandpa had saved the cut off sections. After all legs were removed I squared up the crooked cut
installed dowels in the ends and glued them back together. Some carving and reshaping was require
to blend the joints together. Some were cut so crudely that squaring the ends removed a lot of material
so shims had to be fashioned to restore the legs to their original length. It was a english piece.
The dowels that held it all together were 10 mm. Numerous dowels were sheared off and had to
be drilled out and replaced with 7/16” dowels.
Just another day at the office.