Last weekend while I was repairing the oak dresser we bought at the Springfield Extravaganza, I was working on this drop leaf table as well. The table was in bad shape with both drop leafs broken off. We bought the table to use in Anita’s booth so all I had to do was remove the two swing out legs and make it presentable.
I flipped the table over and started to unscrew all the hinges that were attached to the top and sides. Then I popped off the extra pieces of wood so that the sides would be one single piece of wood.
Taking all the hardware off, I made sure that I saved it all in case I need it for another project or even sell on eBay. If I sell the hardware, it will help offset some of the cost of the buying the table. If I’m lucky, I’ll sell it for enough to make the table free.
After a few minutes, the table was in good useable condition.
Anita bleached the wood so it would be lighter in color and stuck it in her booth. No paint this time. Really simple project and it makes her booth look nicer.
4 thoughts on “The Broken Drop Leaf Table”
I really enjoy watching the restoration/Repair videos of Thomas Johnson, Gorham Maine . He has his own You Tube channel ((do a search). Since you seem to do something similar from time to time, you might like to see what he does as well. Thankss for all the informative posts.
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Awesome. I’ll admit I don’t watch that much YouTube so thanks for the heads up.
Folks buy used steel hinges on the bay? I wouldn’t think there would be enough $$$ to make it worth the time.
Some do but they’re usually trying to find replacement hinges that will fit perfectly. People buy anything on eBay.