|Project by Joel Tille||posted 03-19-2007 06:20 AM||8105 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
We have a friend that is in auctioneer, this table would not sell at one of his auctions, and he purchased it and asked us if we would give it a little care. Susie and I have been working on it in her spare time. We try to help pieces like this resell, but we can not always put the devoted attention we would like to. We only make a portion of what he can auction it off for. But it does help us pay for tools and utilities for our hobby.
This table is 45” diameter, has nine leaves. With all the leaves in the table is ten feet long. There are 6 chairs that go with it; Susie is going to recover the seats on these. On one of the ends of the table there is a little sticker of sorts. It has the name of the table as “Twin Tilt Top”. The bases and top have a hinging mechanism so the table tilts up and locks in at about a 60 deg angle. It was manufactured by the Wisconsin Furniture Company of Milwaukee. It has a patent date of 1915.
Today we cut and glued new quarter-sawn oak veneer around the edge of the table.
We will post more pictures after a little more progress.
-- Joel Tille