How to Repair Wood Dining Tables

Apr 28th

Wood dining tables is a great addition to your home. Whether made from new or old wood, it requires special care. Wood is a soft material that can easily be damaged. Water, time, a drop, or a run-away motorcycle can all cause damage to your dining table. Repair damaged wood and strengthen a weakened dining table will make it safe and more attractive for daily use. Museum pieces dating back to the 16th century have been preserved and restored. Any dining table can be repaired and reusable.

Wood Dining Tables Style
Wood Dining Tables Style

Determine what needs to be repaired on the wood dining tables. Cosmetic needs are the most visible, but these should be treated after the table is made safe to use. Turn the table over on the top side to determine what should be done to the legs. Each leg is attached in a corner of a square or rectangular table or a center bandage under the top of a round table. Remove each table leg. Check parentheses that the legs were attached to missing or broken pieces. For cosmetic purposes, the legs can be refinished. Strip the old one finished with paint or finish remover made specifically for this purpose. For heavy layers of paint, a paint stripper will be necessary, apply it and scratch the legs until you are down on the bare tree. Sand the legs and apply wood kits in noticeable cracks or deep cracks and scratches.

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Check brackets where the legs are inserted for loose joints. Tighten the fittings with wood glue. Water can also be sprayed into a loose collection of a spray or turkey beater. The water will get the tree in the loose joint to swell and tighten. Turn the table back to upright position. Sand the top of its very smoothest by means of a fine. Refinish a wood dining tables top without paint with a varnish product. Rub heavy oil on the tabletop for a natural looking protective finish.