Monday, April 4, 2016

Twin drop leaf tables

    I bought these tables at a barn sale last fall.  Once again they are pieces that came from a military base.  Mahogany finished pieces are very popular  and always sell well.  They didn't match perfectly, but they were close enough.
        There were screws that needed to be tightened, but the hinges for the leaves worked perfectly(and pinched quite well when I wasn't careful enough!).  There were a couple of chips on the corners that I fixed and places where the tops needed to be glued and clamped.  I added felt dots  where the wings had hit the sides when they had been dropped down a little too roughly and damaged the aprons.  They got a new finish with Minwax Poly Shades in mahogany and are a much closer match in color.  They have been delivered to their new home.
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6 comments:

  1. Love that style of end tables. Glad you were able to restore the finishes and not have to paint them.

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    1. Thanks Donna! This was the first time I have found matching tables in this style.
      Marti

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  2. Wonderful restoration of two beautiful drop leaf tables. sb

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I love restoring these pieces....
      Marti

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  3. These two are real beauties--nice restoration work all the way around. I'm sure your customers were very pleased. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm week after week :)

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    1. Thanks so much Diana, and thanks for a great link party! I am always so happy to find customers who will love these pieces!
      Marti

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