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Monday, August 22, 2011
Testing my limits! Joe's Table!
The Master at work with his faithful dog keeping watch!
I'm not sure how long it took me to get Joe's table apart. Evidently, the previous owner was the type of person that liked hammering nails into corners of furniture for no apparent reason. I did finally get all of the pieces disassembled and labeled so that I could start sanding each piece one by one. When I say that there were a lot of nails, I mean there were a lot of nails, and that makes nail holes. Holes do not look good in a piece of refinished furniture. I completed sanding the top part of the table and got it put back together. I filled the holes with wood filler that can be used for staining, but I am not really sure that I am going to like the way it will look once the stain is applied. I got to looking into some refinishing videos on YouTube and found someone that was using colored wood putty instead. I think this may be the best route to follow, so today I purchased some wood putty with matching stain and tonight I will be digging out the wood filler that I applied this weekend. It will cost me some time on this project, but I want to try and make it as nice as I can. Here is a shot of the top once I got it put back together.
I see too many wood filled holes for my liking!!
If I can just get half of these nail holes to become invisible with a little putty and staining magic, then this table just might turn out OK.