|Forum topic by NuttyPistons||posted 03-08-2016 07:38 PM||418 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
03-08-2016 07:38 PM
Longtime lurker, first time poster here. I am trying to decide if I should buy a nice desk at a deep discount because there are a few cracks in it (300 down from 2000). Before jumping in I need to figure out if I can make a repair that will be stable without a huge amount of time committed.
I have a little woodworking experience (designing and building a console table is my most ambitious project to date) and have done some furniture refinishing but don’t have much in the way of woodworking tools yet. My projects have all been done mostly with a circ saw, jigsaw, rotary sander and hand drills thus far. Ideally i’d like to be able to clean out/fill in the cracks with something that will prevent more splitting without the need to do major refinishing work. Since the table is somewhat rustic styled it doesn’t need to look perfect as I kind of like a little “character” in my wood furniture.
The most worrying crack is the one that extends down the side and looks to have completely separated a glue joint the entire length of the bottom of one side. There are also a couple other of the same desk with similar issues, one of them with a sizable crack the entire length of the desk top. Perhaps this means that is this a poor design issue that I should just stay away from.
So is this a project worth tackling at this price, or should I move on? On to the pictures!
And just for kicks here is a picture of my first, and still most ambitious woodworking project to date.
Thank you very much in advance for any help you can give me!