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Thursday, September 23, 2010
TWO tables transformed into ONE!
Here she is...!!
This is what I started with:
That's the top.
See how it sinks in the middle...not good!
That's where I took the bottom of my old table...
I also attached a piece of wood that was almost the length of the "new" table underneath the table top to help with the sagging.
I used some Gorilla Glue, liquid nails, and then clamped them into place with an adjustable clamp by Rockler! They are the best clamps because you get more for your money since they can go in weird angles!
I forgot to get a picture of it before I painted the base with Krylon Ivory Gloss, but it was oak, and the top was that same oak table that every set of newlyweds have it seems like..it had a fake oak top.
This is the top of the "new" table. It had all different grains with the wood. They were all in a little square patch. It was HARD and took forever to sand without crossing the other grains the wrong way! This was one of the first times in my adult life that I wished that I wasn't 6 foot tall, because hunching over that for days hurt the ol' back! If I was more like 5 feet tall, it would have been the perfect height!! Anyway.......moving on.......!
That's after I got the tabletop sanded and stained! Onto changing out the base....
This is almost finished..the base needed another top coat, and the legs needed cut and fit into their little corners!
I also added some wooden appliques for some more detail.
I attached them with the AMAZING Gorilla Glue...I use this stuff for pretty much everything, if not their glue, than their tape is awesome too!
Scroll up and look at the original legs, and then imagine them being cut to size and fitting back in their spot, just the same length and the side hanging of the table!
Do you like it? It looks a little country for me, but I love it, just not sure if fits in my home. Oh well, I love it, so I will make it work until I find a new project to replace it and sell this one!
Have a Great Weekend!!
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