putting reinforcing braces under antique table

nosoccermomSeptember 23, 2013

How big a deal is it to add reinforcing braces to anchor the legs and side pieces of a very large antique table? The dowels that kept the legs in place have come loose.

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Not a big deal as in a friend seeing it afterwards and exclaiming OH MY GOSH !!!!
From a time,material and skill standpoint in furnitue repair, not a big deal.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 12:33PM
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Are there any online directions?

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 2:32PM
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Photos? Some fixes are easier than others; some configurations need different solution than others.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 8:43PM
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The dowels that kept the legs in place have come loose.

It's easier to completely remove the dowels, clean out the holes and re-glue them in the holes.

The problem with add-on (versus designed-in_ braces is that they tend to s[plit the wood anbd pull out, leaving you with a wobbly table with splits and holes.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 4:17PM
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Is this table over100 years old? What type of table? If it is a true antique, what you are suggesting would ruin the value of the table if it is a true antique and its original composition.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 10:43AM
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