Tabletop dilemma - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 5Likes
  • 2 Post By John Smith_inFL
  • 3 Post By Alchymist
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 05-21-2020, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Alchymist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 2,244
View Alchymist's Photo Album My Photos
Tabletop dilemma

Restoring a 40+ year old trestle table that my wife's dad made. It's not a piano finish rendition, as it started with construction grade 2X stock, and hadn't had the best of care over the years.

After some planing and a lot of sanding plus a replacement part for one leg, it's finish time. Top was originally fastened to the legs via wood screws through the table top into a 2X4. Redid this to use bolts up through the 2X4 into brass inserts. Then filled the holes with wood glue mixed with sanding dust, sanded flush. It looked good after the first 2 coats of polyurethane, but I decided for a little more gloss to put on a 3rd coat. After it dried, I noticed the filler had shrunk in the screw holes, leaving a slight depression, easy to see and just feel. Why? Fixes? Don't want to start over.

Alexis de Tocqueville was a very smart man.
Alchymist is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 05-21-2020, 07:28 PM
Moderator
 
John Smith_inFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 2,181
View John Smith_inFL's Photo Album My Photos
do you have a plug cutter ??
some contrasting colored wood might look nice vs wood putty.
of course, you would have to gently coax out the hard putty without
damaging the sides of the holes too much.
(just a thought).

.
Tool Agnostic and B Coll like this.

I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things.
John Smith_inFL is online now  
post #3 of 3 Old 05-21-2020, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Alchymist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 2,244
View Alchymist's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Smith_inFL View Post
do you have a plug cutter ??
some contrasting colored wood might look nice vs wood putty.
of course, you would have to gently coax out the hard putty without
damaging the sides of the holes too much.
(just a thought).

.
That or possibly drill it out and dowel it. (Put 3/4" dowels in the legs).

Alexis de Tocqueville was a very smart man.
Alchymist is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome