Retro Revival: Repairs, Making good the extension leafs of Table.

Retro Revival

Welcome to our latest workshop project, a retro revival of an oak dining table in the Jacobean style. This piece is a modern take on the Elizabethan period tables from the 16th century and is likely from the late 20th century.

As you can see, the table has solid construction and features bulbous legs, a defining characteristic of the Jacobean style. However, upon closer inspection, we noticed that one of the brackets is missing and the top of the table has seen better days. This is a common issue with this type of table, as the top would have originally been made with long plank construction using solid boards.

The table is also an extendable design, with a central piece that has been used frequently and wings that have not seen as much use. The table is made with a solid oak frame and a plywood insert, making for a robust and strong construction.

Our task for this project is to give the table some TLC and bring it back to its original condition. We will be addressing the loose screw mechanics, structurally reinforcing the joints, and giving the table a thorough clean. We will also be replacing the old animal glue with a modern PVA glue to stop any rocking. Once the table is cleaned and put back together, we will touch up any areas that need it and apply a durable polish to protect the table for many years to come.

In addition, we will be creating a new bracket for the table, as the client does not have the original. We will be using white oak to match the existing bracket.

We look forward to updating you on our progress and sharing the final results of this retro revival project. Stay tuned!

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