|Project by Roz||posted 06-03-2012 06:16 AM||1726 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
At 95 and 85 my in-laws play a lot of cards out here in the country. They have a very old card table. I was ask to repair it. Being over 100 years old they did not want to throw it out. I cheerfully agreed to make the needed repairs.
The job was straight forward and took very little time. The table top was made of a 1 ¼ inch pine frame overlaid with a paste board top and that was covered with felt. A wooden outer frame kept it all in place.
I replaced the paste board with luan and made a replacement piece used to hold the table legs up when folded. I found felt at a fabric store and spay adhesive to secure it in place. No finish was needed.
The Grey stuff in the last picture is Duct tape or “Alabama Chrome”, the universal repair material.
Now the card game can resume…..I wonder if they would consider adding a roulette wheel?
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."