|Project by woodchuckerNJ||posted 05-24-2016 12:49 AM||1123 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
This was a table my neighbor was going to paint. My wife saw it, and told her I would refinish it. It needed more than just stripping and refinishing. I had to cut it apart to level the top out. I could not get the cup out of the board, but I could re-joint and get it level. The top was already split on 2 joints, and someone already filled with bondo and putty on the last refinish job. I found traces of paint in the crevises of the beads.
So there’s nothing I could do to ruin this top. I put the age at somewhere around the 1930s to 1940s.
A full set of pics showing the progress is at http://imgur.com/a/sASn3
Now hopefully the owner won’t paint this beautiful top.
Still not sure of the wood, I originally thought qtr sawn oak but there’s not a lot of pores, so I think Mahogany.
-- Jeff NJ