Table after restoration

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Project by Engraveit posted 03-13-2012 02:41 PM 883 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what the table looked like after I finished restoring it. I have listed below some of the things that I did.

-Took everything apart
-Removed all the mold that was on the bottom of the table top
-Stripped and sanded every piece
-Fabricated and installed a dovetail box in place of the rails in order to raise the table top 2”
-Repaired all rotted wood and cracks
-Removed all the wood putty from the hundreds of worm holes, knots and wood grain on the table top (that was not a fun process)
-Finished everything with Danish Oil
-Reassembled then polished with a buffing wheel

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 04:09 AM

Nice job.
I wouldn’t have know it was a restore job if you hadn’t told me.


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#2 posted 03-15-2012 12:09 AM

Was this a family piece? Nice work and a few hours in the job?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 01:21 AM

Thanks and yes, the customer said it had been in their family for at least 70 years.

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