I have been working on removing wallpaper and painting my hall. I have had some interesting finds, like the particle board that I thought was a wall, but other than that it has just been the normal tedious wallpaper removal.
I decided awhile back that I wanted a table in the hall to set things on when they need to go downstairs instead of setting them on the floor. My mother gave me this old table years ago and encouraged me to repair it.
First things first, I needed proper tools for this project. I laid out a set of calipers to measure the old dowels, a drill to bore out the broken ones, and glue to stick the pieces back together.
After I measured the old dowels I went to Home Depot to get a new dowel. As you can see many were broken. I measured for new dowels and glued them in and cut them off to the right length. I then put all the pieces together slowly, letting them all dry accordingly.
The next stage was to shine up the table finish. I used Old English to bring back some color to the table. Just dab it on a rag and rub it in to the wood.
For a free table I am very happy. It wobbles a little, which I can’t figure out why, but for the hall it is perfect as I think the floor is a little uneven (grin). Nonetheless, I am very happy with my refinish and final outcome, and the table is doing a great job in the hall!