|Forum topic by bookworm||posted 03-08-2010 04:26 AM||826 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-08-2010 04:26 AM
I could use some advice. I have a little restoration project and I’m not sure how to proceed. My wife and I are expecting our first child in June. Her parents gave us a small crib they had used for my wife and her siblings; so it is a bit of an heirloom. When we received it, the crib had been painted white and we decided to sand it down and repaint it. So far, so good. When I started to sand it down to bare wood, we found out it was made of maple! Painting immediately flew out of my head.
After working on it for half of a day, I discovered a problem. At some point, one of the legs had been replaced with a piece of southern yellow pine. I can make a new leg out of maple with little problem. The real issue is what is the best way to remove the pine leg? It appears to be just two mortise and tenon joints glued in place (NOT through tenons unfortunately).
I’ve considered two options. 1) Cutting the leg off flush at the joints and using either pegs or floating tenons to join the new leg on. 2) Cutting the pine leg off above and below the joints and making tenons out of the remaining pine material. Ideally, I’d rather find a way to deactivate the glue (I assume it is early 1980’s era yellow glue) and use the original tenon.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
-- "I asked my wife if I look dorky in the video below where I'm planing that long piece of wood. Her reply: "It's all dorky."" - Mitch Roberson from his blog Furnitude