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Table Restoration

Updated: Mar 3, 2022

I recently was asked to repair a mid-century modern end table that had water damage. The water had seeped through the unfinished top and the wood was unrepairable. So, with a solution in mind, I got to work. I sourced solid red oak that I milled from stock, cut all the pieces to the exact dimension, jointed the pieces, sanded forever, then attached the table top, aprons, and legs. After making sure everything fit correctly and properly attached together, I was ready to stain the top and aprons to match the original legs. This was done through a lot of patience and testing. As you can see in the pictures, it took a few tries before the table top, aprons and legs matched the same color. I let the table sit for a couple days to make sure all the stain had fully dried and then proceeded to put several layers of polyurethane protective finish on the table, but this took place over several days. This protective finish will repel any water that may be spilled on the table for several years to come. All in all, this was a fun and rewarding project. The owner was very pleased with the outcome, and I can't wait to do another restoration project.

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