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    Posted 7 years ago

    Aimathena
    (595 items)

    This poor little ole table was tossed out, and sitting in an alley in Baltimore City awaiting pickup from the refuge truck. My father in law saved it because he knew I would love it.... and he was right.
    I have not done anything to it, as I do not know how to refinish furniture.

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    1. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      =^) Thanks for the Love MSL xo
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      No need to refinish, some people go to great lengths to give an item the distressed look that this already has.
    3. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the Love and advice walksoftly =^)
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Is there only the one loose part? pic 4
    5. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      As far as the eye can see, but... it is very wobbly.
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      To fix any loose joints there are glues made to repair them without taking them apart.
      Here is a link to one brand that would work well on tables as well.
      http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=30261&cat=1,110,30261
    7. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      =^) Thank you very much walksoftly, much appreciated!!
    8. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Glad to help :-)
    9. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      The link took me to a main page. I typed glue into the search bar http://www.leevalley.com/en/home/Search.aspx?action=n will you tell me which one to purchase, please?
    10. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      I'm not sure why it didn't work, it's called Chair Doctor glue
    11. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thanks again... I really appreciate the help/advice walksoftly =^)
    12. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      I appreciate you taking time to give advice eyeforbeauty and I truly wish it was as simple as rotating the angle of the lense. Unfortunately its due to the screen being shattered
    13. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Well there's your problem! lol
    14. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I both agree and disagree on the glue. The one joint you are showing has damage and broken wood. It is a tenon joint and if the actual joint is severed inside the mortise it creates a problem. Also this table is old enough so it was probably originally glued up with hot hide glue. Chair doctor glue works by penetrating a solid joint, swelling it and bonding it. However, it won't penetrate where hot hide glue has been applied previously. It will work but the joint will creep. This isn't as big a problem with a table as it is a chair because of the difference in use. Chair doctor glue is great stuff in many applications and really does work. The broken/damaged wood and age of the table might not make that my glue of choice for this particular joint.
    15. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      LoL yes... I have a major case of the dropsies -.O
    16. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the Love...
      Vetraio50
      fhrjr2.. can I email you some more detailed photos?
    17. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      The advice was for all the joints on the table not just the open joint shown, the only glue that will get into a closed joint is a highly viscous (thin) glue, another choice would be a viscous epoxy. To me the tenon looks intact & there may just be some debris in the open joint, but it is hard to certain from the quality of the photo.

      David
    18. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      That is the good part about hide glue. It runs and it can be heated to run more freely and can be brushed or injected with a glue syringe, it will also bond to old hide glue. When it dries the wood itself will break before the glued joint. I fully agree that your glue will work fine in most cases and do a suitable job. Being old world and doing lots of glue ups I just have different glues for different types of projects. I buy hide glue by the gallon and other glues and epoxies a few ounces at a time. I have to stand behind what I do so I am kind of set in my ways where the average homeowner just wants it done. I need to think about, what if this ever needs to be done again? Some glues like hide glues are reversible others are not so if you use them on an antique and it creeps or fails the entire piece attached will be lost and require replacement. Just my two cents.
    19. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Ok guys... I've taken more photos. I hope the details are not lost in the upload/posting stages.
    20. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      =^) Thanks for the Love...
      Phil
      toolate
      Doc
      xo
    21. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      =^) Thanks for the Love Amber xo
    22. tom61375, 7 years ago
      I have this very same one! Beautiful!! =)
    23. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      =^) Awww that's great Tom... I would love to see it. If you find time... you can email some photos aimathena@gmail.com
    24. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      =^) Thanks for the Love...
      Amber
      Tom
      gargo
      xo
    25. tom61375, 7 years ago
      You are very welcome Aimathena! =)
    26. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      The tenon joint is an easy repair and will hold if it is done right. This had a nail going into end grain. That is the weakest point and it doesn't work. I'm not sure if I can explain this so you understand but will try. First, get the nail out but don't pound it out the way it was nailed in. Use needle nose pliers and see if you can either pull it straight out through the hole or even snap it off deep in the back of the hole. If you try pushing or pounding it out the way it was nailed in you will cause surface damage where the head of the nail is. If it is a finish nail it will pull through fairly easily.

      Now for a moment lets assume the tenon is 3/4" in diameter. DO NOT plug the tenon into the hole yet. Go to the back side of the leg and mark a spot half way up on the mortised hole. All you need is a square and a pencil. The mark also needs to be where when you drill a hole it will be about 1/2" in from where the shoulder of the tenon meets the leg. From the back side where your mark is drill an 1/8" hole through and far enough past the opening where you enter the front of the leg but do not go more than 1/2" into the front portion of the leg. You are making this drill hole WITHOUT the tenon in the hole. Once the hole is done plug the tenon in but do not clamp just hold it firmly in place. Now you need a pointed item that will fit in the hole you drilled don't use the drill, we just want a mark on the tenon. If a ball point pen refill will fit use that. Now you unplug the tenon and find the mark. The mark is where the hole is but NOT where you will drill the tenon. You need to use the same drill bit but when you drill the tenon make the hole slightly before the mark toward the shoulder of the tenon NOT toward the end of the tenon. Then plug the tenon back in. If you did it right the holes WILL NOT line up, that is what we want. Now you are ready to get to work. Get a 1/8" hardwood dowel. Home Depot has them and make sure it is long enough so you will have waste. If you have a pencil sharpener, sharpen one end of the dowel. Otherwise just whittle a point on it. Now unplug the tenon and use your glue both in the hole and on the tenon and plug it back in. Put some glue on the dowel and put the pointed end of the dowel in the hole and the point you whittled will locate the offset hole. Now you need to use a mallet or hammer to drive the dowel through the tenon and into the other side of the leg. As the dowel is driven into the offset holes it will pull the joint tight together . DO NOT clamp it, the dowel will keep everything tight. Applying a clamp might fracture the dowel. Wipe up glue that comes out and let everything set up. Once it dries you can cut off the end of the dowel that sticks out and sand it flush. I can't see the other broken joint well but looks like a similar situation but there was a glue block added to the inside. Depending on the type joint that might be a bit more work to repair.
    27. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      =^) Thanks for the Love...
      Gargo
      Hunter
      Sean
      Pops
      Van
      And fhrjr thank you for the very detailed repair instructions
    28. keeperreal, 7 years ago
      322 mahagany corner desk 8724

    29. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      Corner desk???
    30. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      :^P I enjoyed it. LoL
      I've got a couple of posts coming up for you fhrjr =^)
    31. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I wouldn't list this as a corner desk unless you live in a round house. Where I am from it is a half moon or half round foyer table. They took up less room in a narrow space.
    32. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      LoL... exactly. But corner desk was fun and got you going this fine morning ;^)
    33. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      I keep trying to post more furniture but lose my internet signal before its completely uploaded
    34. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      Sounds like you have a bad provider or are using a wireless connection
    35. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Cell phone... have to run from room to room to catch up to the signal. LoL just kidding
    36. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      =^) Thanks for the Love freiheit
    37. junkmanjoe junkmanjoe, 7 years ago
      I have one of these in my attic!! Great find and save from the trash!!
    38. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Tom and junkmanjoe, will you consider posting your tables like this one?
    39. junkmanjoe junkmanjoe, 7 years ago
      Yes i will consider! have to get my lazy butt in the attic and pull the down to take a picture for you!
    40. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the love...
      Antiq

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