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Forum topic by jwmalone posted 08-03-2016 10:29 PM 457 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jwmalone

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08-03-2016 10:29 PM

I have to repair a coffee table for a customer. She bought it online had it shipped from Texas to N.C. After a year it cracked, its made from pine?, finished with polycrylic satin. Not to offend anyone but for 1500 dollars I don’t want polycrilic on my table sorry. the small GREEN company uses reclaimed wood (tore down a barn that’s ok) I think she over paid by a long shot for what she got but hey to each his own. So if I fix this say fill it with clear epoxy I’m going to end up refinishing the top. How would you guys/gals go about fixing this fi

this. She wants the crack to disappear. And I want to do it proper. If she wants polycrylic back on there I might tell to find some one else I hate that crap.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa


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nightguy

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#1 posted 08-03-2016 10:48 PM

$1500 for some 2×4s????? It was not worth $100 IMHO. I would charge according to what she paid for that POS table!!!

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#2 posted 08-03-2016 10:51 PM

I would rip it in half and rejoint on my jointer.Esp if the crack is on a glue line.

Aj

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nightguy

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#3 posted 08-03-2016 10:54 PM

Who put the sideways X with a Sharpie on the end grain?

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 08-03-2016 11:15 PM

First figure out why it cracked, other wise it will crack again. The first thing to look at is how is it attached to the base? Did they allow for wood movement? After you solve that, then rip the crack out, re-glue and refinish. Tell her you will give her a better finish and she will probably take your advice. I love to get jobs like that, it is an easy fix.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 08-03-2016 11:47 PM

The heck with fixing it. I want her number so I can sell her a couple of new coffee tables. :-)

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jwmalone

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#6 posted 08-04-2016 01:36 AM

thanks guys that’s what I thought, I will certainly try to sell her matching coffee tables and ill come by and dust them once aweek for 90 days.
Bondogaposis, The why it cracked is my concern, and how to prevent it from happing again, if possible.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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Kirk650

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#7 posted 08-04-2016 01:50 AM

Couple of years ago I made a workbench for a buddy. Nothing fancy, and made with milled 2×4’s and some other pine I had. I hoped that the wood was dry enough, but it wasn’t. As the top dried, it split in a couple of places. No problem on a beat up workbench, but it would not have looked good on a nice coffee table. As the pine dried, the best description I can think of was that it squirmed.

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dhazelton

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#8 posted 08-04-2016 01:08 PM

Depending upon how the base is attached you could put a clamp across the width and add a couple of cleats underneath and not touch the finish. And just because she overpaid doesn’t give anyone carte blanch to continue to rip her off – treat her right and she’ll give you business.

That black mark looks like where a rusty nail was pulled to me.

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Fred Hargis

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#9 posted 08-04-2016 02:38 PM

Someone said what i would do: rip it, joint it and reglue it. If it is possible, I’d just rip out the offending board and remove it completely, either find a replacement, or just make the table 1.5” less wide. That may not be possible, but the rip/joint/reglue (with plastic resin glue) would be.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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rwe2156

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#10 posted 08-04-2016 03:23 PM



If it is possible, I d just rip out the offending board
Now I like THIS + clamp back together and re-rip no jointer needed.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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jwmalone

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#11 posted 08-04-2016 04:58 PM

DHAZELTON, I have never ripped anyone off or over charged, even when I didn’t like them. But as I said I will be more than happy to sell here matching end tables of high quality at a better price.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#12 posted 08-04-2016 05:35 PM

I think they reclaimed that wood from Home Depot.

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jwmalone

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#13 posted 08-04-2016 08:46 PM

No telling Minnesota,, I misunderstood the lady it was 650 for table 250 shipping so 900 all together. The more I research this company the more I’m thinking when I get there and flip that table over betcha its screwed on with pocket screws all the way around.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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canadianchips

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#14 posted 08-05-2016 12:11 AM

Its made from solid woods.
Solid woods move with different moisture changes.
After a year isnt the end of the world.
Perhaps her home now is dry in winter, wet in summer ?
I would just restrip the finish and coat it again with same polycrylic SATIN finish. I have used this on my rustic furniture for past 5 years. It is a good product.
Weather or not she paid too much for table is no issue. She was happy at thee time. She just wants the table fixed.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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dhazelton

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#15 posted 08-05-2016 12:06 PM

I wasn’t saying you did jwmalone – someone said charge according to what she paid, which may be morally objectionable to some – like me.

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