Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Duncan Phyfe Dining Table

A friend of mine asked if I wanted this old duncan phyfe table a neighbor of hers was getting rid of.  Since it was free I took it but it needed a lot of work.  I love the legs and knew with some tlc it could become a great piece.

I had to reglue the dowels into the base on several of the legs. I clamped them and let them dry overnight.

I sanded the entire base and sprayed it with Kilz oils base primer and then a semi-gloss white paint.  I taped of the brass foot coverings.
The veneer was chipped and lifting in several spots on the top. 

I glued, clamped and puttied the veneer.  Then I sanded the entire top.  The right side has been sanded in the pic below.

After I cleaned the top I stained it with dark walnut.

Then I gave the top two coats of matte polycrylic.  Wish I had better after pictures but it turned out really nice.

It was way more work than I anticipated but it's hard not to look at something and see what it can be!!!