This Oak veneer top extension dining table had been used as a pot plant display on an outside deck, as you can see from the photos it was in a remarkably poor condition. Water had got into the ply veneer central panels completely laminating them, generally the solid oak frame, underframe and barley twist legs were in sound condition.

To repair and restore this table we started by completely disassembling the top and straightening the side rails (distorted due to the water damage) we then made replacement ‘solid oak’ panels and glued them into the remade original frame. The sliding extension rails were reconditioned and the under frame and legs stripped and sanded back toremove all residual varnish and years of grime.

The entire table was then stained and finished in mirotone clear lacquer.

This wasconsidered a marginal restoration however in reality the finished table is possibly better than new and a similar new table would have cost substantially more than the restoration.


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