This table had never been refinished in all of its roughly 100 years. The base was in dire need of repair as every joint was loose and devoid of any glue. The top had several splits which needed attending to. The table glides were missing several "butterflies" which keep the tracks aligned for the purpose of pulling the table apart for inserting the leaves. I recreated these and then lubed the glides with Slip-Ease and they've never worked so well. (The table has three leaves, not shown.)
I carefully and completely took apart the table and steamed the pieces where necessary and then restored it back to its original beauty, turning back the hands of time, while still incorporating the 100-year-old style and soul of this heirloom table for Cathy and Tim Hayes.
Good for another 100 years.
Picked up from and delivered back home to Santa Rosa, CA.
Starting out with this restoration:
Next photo shows piece after steaming all joints:
And now the reveal: