I have an antique desk in for repairs.
It has already been altered from it’s original condition, and lost authenticity.
The owner is not concerned with that aspect, and never plans on selling the desk.
I am looking/seeking some replacement MAHOGANY unfinished gallery spindles, and rail for the top.
It is missing.
I included a “example” pic from a desk that has a gallery, but I do not need a bottom rail (as in pic), I need 15 total spindles, the 4 corners, and middle back, (5 total) should be a little different from the (10 others) in rest of the field, and a rail for top…I can make the rail, but the spindles are what I am seeking.
They are 1/4” tenons, but can be made a bit larger, I am thinking the spindles should be no more than 2” at most, and around 5/8” apprx.
I would like to have Mahogany, if possible…I have found Birch, Oak, and “Hardwood”, but cannot find them in Mahogany.
Also, the “original” mortised-in hinges (see pic) for the desk drop lid, have been replaced with the two field hinges shown (notice empty mortises for originals)
The original hinges “automatically” extended the lid supports when lid was opened.
I have ‘heard’ that these hinges are very RARE, and impossible to find.
She would love to have the supports come out “auto” if I can pull it off/?
Any suggestions on the hinge dilemma…it is that important, but would really make her day.
The gallery up top is my main concern.
Pics below – I have many more pics, also.
Not sure if I did this in the “correct” forum, and apologize ahead of time, if I didn’t.