When hurricane Ike came through our town, the table suffered. The glue on the pedestal loosened and it fell apart. I think I have all of the pieces, but have not had the energy to tackle that. So the table top and the pieces of the pedestal have been in storage since September 2008.
Enter another pedestal table. One day last June I was leaving my house when I noticed that a neighbor was throwing away a round pedestal table. I stopped and rolled the table back to the house and put it in the garage.
It had been left outside. The grain of the wood was very open. But the pedestal was almost the same as our broken table. Last week, knowing that be were going to have a crowd for dinner, I decided to tackle the table repair. I removed the pedestal and sanded it. Then I sprayed it with 2 good coats of Rustoleum dark gray primer and one coat of black lacquer. It really needs another coat of black but it was too cold that day. I then attached the black pedestal to the family top. Brad was skeptical until he saw a table at the White House with a wooden top and black base. Someday he will learn to trust me.
Here is the table now.
I’m sorry I don’t have a good before picture. Saturday night we had about 8 people around this table. It brings back good memories.
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