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Project by Roz posted 780 days ago 1337 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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."





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 780 days ago

I remember my folks owned an old table like that. It’s great your family has kept it in use for so long of time.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 780 days ago

Alabama chrome? I thought it was Louisiana leather….

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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dustyal

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#3 posted 780 days ago

.... and there are probably thousands of hours of stories told around that table… well done.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Roz

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#4 posted 780 days ago

No doubt and probably enhanced by a little alcohol.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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stefang

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#5 posted 779 days ago

Not unlike the card tables my family had way back when. As Al infers, that table could probably tell a few interesting stories if it could talk.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 779 days ago

Is that a mass produce card table?

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Roz

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#7 posted 779 days ago

yes

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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