Friday, August 19, 2011

This one will be a Tester!


This one is going to be a real challenge!  My friend Joe has two small barns and a house full of antique furniture.  His Dad was in the antique collecting business many years ago and Joe has been fortunate enough to hang on to some very nice pieces.  This piece however is not one of the nice ones.  Joe dragged this table out of the barn in hopes that I can make something out of it.  He plans to use it as a kitchen table in a rental house that he has at the Coast.  It is a very old piece and in pretty ruff shape.  The wood is full of nail holes (and nails) and the legs have been damaged because of some "make shift" bracing that was added who knows how many years ago.  But there is some potential!

My plans are to completely tear this table apart, sand all of the finish, fill all the holes, glue and screw the pieces back together to make it more sturdy, and finally put on a stain finish.  I'm going to have to get my Dad's help with this one on some of the repairs, but we will see how she turns out.  Hope you will follow along with me as I post updates on the status of "Joe's Project"!




Have a great weekend!  I know what I will be doing!

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

looks rickety now, but i see lots of potential! can't wait to see/hear how it goes! enjoy!

Steve said...

Trey,

I'm looking forward to seeing this project completed. You always pull these things off in a good way.

Steve

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

we'll talk tonight, I've got an idea... well two of them...

Do you ever make your own furniture? That would be cool, like for instance a gun cabinet?

Later buddy

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Oh my! You do have a challenge in front of you but I know you will kick butt! There is lots of potential there and I can't wait to see where you go with this!

Bill said...

Looking forward to seeing what you can do with this one. A diamond in the rough I'm sure!

Trey said...

Workewd all weekend on it. I'll post some pictures later.

Duckman- Have no idea how to build stuff, just refinnish it!