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Forum topic by whiteshoecovers posted 08-03-2017 02:05 PM 234 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-03-2017 02:05 PM

I bought a vintage mcm danish coffee table and it was damaged in shipping. The top as a raised lip, and part of it is split but still connected. What’s the best way to repair this? Just glue and clamp? Or is there an additional step that will smooth the transition across this split piece once glued back in place?


p.s. The seller issued me a full refund, then never got back to me about shipping the piece back to them.

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#1 posted 08-03-2017 02:11 PM

Bummer on the damage. Good news is that it doesn’t look like any pieces are missing and I don’t see any splintering. From the pics, I’d say it will likely glue back together and the seam will only be obvious if you know it’s there. I’d try clamping it without glue first and see if it looks like it will “heal” up nicely. If so, I’d mix a dark dye in with the wood glue just to help hide the glue line a bit, get as much glue in there as you can and clamp it up to cure. Glue squeeze out should clean up easily since the wood is finished.

For the two small dents, steaming may help them some? Really not sure, there may not be any good cure for those.

Good luck!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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