150 year old table

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Project by Rogue posted 06-01-2011 10:30 AM 1734 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When someone says “this was my great grandmother’s table” I don’t care what it is, I’m in. It could be in a million pieces and I wanna work on it. Because hey, after 150 years it exists and thats enough to make it awesome! And this was in a million piece but luckly all million of them were there. And it turned out incredible. Although you don’t have to make it look that good, just getting the thing to the point that it’ll stands on its own makes you the man. Its like diggn up someone’s great grandpappy, dressing him up in a suit and getting him to walk around. It doesn’t matter if hes a bag of bones, thats amazing. But this is far from a bag of bones and there is nothing cooler than taking something this old and giving it new life.

-- Rogue

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 10:42 AM

Great save, very nice looking table you have brought back to life!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 11:39 AM

I hear you completely. There is nothing like a good restore. It’s good for the soul. What a great job you did. I see your second pic – what was the biggest challenge on this one?

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 03:15 PM

Maybe not as challenging as your spiral staircase, but a wonderful restoration, the table looks like it was
worth all the effort to make it last for another century or two. You are indeed a man of many talents.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 05:35 PM

Thanks for sharing yall. mtkate, I think the hardest thing was to putting all the peices of the puzzle back together without compromising its history.

-- Rogue

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 07:34 PM

very niice restore , ready for another 200 years , well done :-)


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#6 posted 06-01-2011 07:39 PM


-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 06-02-2011 02:00 PM

Yes, agreed…

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#8 posted 06-03-2011 12:11 PM

Consistent even detail. I like it!

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#9 posted 06-08-2011 06:11 PM

Wonderful restoration Rogue. It’s very similar to my MIL’s table she bought when she got married in 1939.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 06-21-2011 06:19 PM

This inspired me to re-do a table I bought in Japan. It’s a dinner table and was used and beat up. I did the top this past weekend. You gave me the idea. Thank you.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#11 posted 02-03-2013 07:37 PM

nicely done, I like it …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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