|Project by Rapola||posted 10-29-2016 07:27 PM||305 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Had a failed restoration project of a mid century drop leaf and extension table that had been kicking around. It had been flirting with the burn pile for a few years as it was taking up space in the shop (and serving as a silent reminder of my restoration failures). I decided to salvage the legs, cut a new apron and use that as a base for some Sheesham (north Indian Rosewood) I had left over from another project.
The distressed painted look is not something I have done before and not something that I am typically fond of, but I am happy with the results. Also happy to have a bit more space in the garage now.
As to why the table restoration had failed. A complete failure of all original glue seams, which when jointed and properly attached required the apron to be narrowed, which then interfered with the extension mechanism. Further, neither the apron or the extension mechanism were designed to float, which if done right would cause more clearance problems. All technically fixable, but it went from a quick glue up to a finicky time consuming nightmare.
I’ll likely use the remaining top for a mid century inspired coffee table.