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putting reinforcing braces under antique table

Posted by nosoccermom (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 23, 13 at 7:28

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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RE: putting reinforcing braces under antique table

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.


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RE: putting reinforcing braces under antique table

Are there any online directions?


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Photos? Some fixes are easier than others; some configurations need different solution than others.


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RE: putting reinforcing braces under antique table

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.


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RE: putting reinforcing braces under antique table

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.


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