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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Picked this up for next to nothing! On casters. Great shape except for the top has pulled apart . Any ideas on how to fix it ? I've tried gluing & clamping but it popped right back open ! I no nothing about this piece help !!

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Usually called an Antique English Revolving Bookcase. I love them, but unfortunately never had one.
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      As for the repair, I would use animal hide resin glue, then clamp it tight and go to the under side and put a couple mending plates screwed in place to hold it from coming apart again. The glue will take a few days to set and it should be left clamped even after the mending plates are installed. If the under side is unfinished (which it should be) apply a generous coat of boiled linseed oil to help keep the wood from drying which caused the problem to begin with. Make sure you get boiled linseed oil and NOT raw linseed oil.
    3. nannah nannah, 6 years ago
      The underside is completely finished it will surely be a puzzle getting to it ! but I like the idea of using mending plates ! Thank you

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