When damaged, vintage furniture arrives in our shop it's often hard to imagine what it will like after it has been cleaned up and restored. The results can sometimes be shocking, even to us!
|Table after a light sanding. Image by Charles Wiesner.|
When this vintage two-tier table arrived the veneer was damaged and the top tier was in terrible condition. The feet were broken and the feet caps were missing.
|Table with the top tier removed. Image by Charles Wiesner|
|Adding new veneer to the top tier. Image by Charles Wiesner|
|Repaired foot. Image by Charles Wiesner|
Next, the feet needed to be addressed. By recreating missing elements using the same species of wood, gluing it into place, filling in the joints, and sanding, our restoration specialist was able to achieve a seamless look.
|Gluing the edge trim into place. Image by Charles Wiesner|
After applying the first coat of stain, our specialist attached newly recreated, pre-stained edge trim using glue, finishing nails, and clamps to hold them in place. By tracing the perimeter of the second tier and using a routing saw, our specialist was able to design custom trim for the bottom tier.
|The second coat of stain. Image by Charles Wiesner|
Once both tiers had been repaired with trim and veneer and reattached to center shaft, the table was lightly sanded, stained, and lacquered completing the before and after transformation!
|The finished restoration. Image by Charles Wiesner|