|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 158 days ago||435 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
158 days ago
My mailman said his wife fell on a coffee table that has sentimental value to them. I had him bring it by and quoted him 75$-100$ on the repair. Two legs were completely broken off and one other was loose.
It’s a beautiful table and well put together.
Here is the part that broke off, I had to glue up the fragments on the legs first.
As you can see, everything broke clean allowing a swift and sure repair.
The screws were very old and I was able to save three of them, the other broke and I had to grind it off.
Then it was a matter of sanding everything flush and installing the dowels, from a guide which makes it really nice. I used 5/16 because the wood was 5/8 and you never go above half the wood with a dowel.
As you can see, I had to move the dowel over and add two which makes it really solid. Then I moved the screw holes to more solid wood and drilled a hole so the screw can grip deeper. I pushed some of the veneer out on one side but it’s not that bad.
Very tiny screws with square drive. The one I bought was phillips and I just barely got it seated before it stripped.
Then the final touch which I provide for all my customers, a mineral oil bath, followed by some Bree Wax and a buffer.
I think my client will be pleased.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.