I must begin this post by saying that it may be a bit mis-labeled. When looking for a name on this table the only thing I could find was a name "Walter's" stamped on the hardware. After a little searching on the internet I found a photo of the identical table under the heading of the "Walter's of Wabash Dining Table". Further research revealed that Walter's of Wabash was a manufacturer of table slides and hardware, but did not make the tables themselves. So some other company may have made the table and used the Walter's hardware.
Either way, the table is a round Oak extension table with one 12" leaf. the table came to me in peaces and had several issues. The first was that the top had been badly glued and in prior repair and the surface was uneven. The base had multiple issues including a leg that as separated from it. the finish from the leaf was completely removed and had rings in the wood.
Here is a photo of the table as it came to me:
This photo shows the leaf as it came to me.
Here is a photo of the top and leaf with the finish removed.
Where the top had been previously glued, there was an excessive amount of glue. The glue was scraped off of all of the surfaces before the new glue was applied. The photo below shows the edge of one of the boards that made up the top being scraped of its old glue.
This photo shows the top being glued up.
After the top was glue properly, the top and leaf were sanded and then stained to matchthe finish on the base. The finish on the base was restorable, so I matched the top to it. Here is a photo of the top and leaf during the finishing process.
I will post more photos of the table when it is completed.
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