This desk was injured in transit. A curved leg is more susceptible to damage because of the vertical direction of grain of the wood leaves the curves unsupported and vulnerable to stress breaks. It took a a gaggle of clamps and hard wood dowel to insure to well situated and supported clamping.
WOOD: FINISHING & REPAIR
a.k.a: Pet Shaming #4 Dog Meets Chair
This is Marty. He is a well loved 90 lb German Shepherd who likes to attack a chair every now and then. He won this round.
Luckily, I was able to repair the leg, and did not have to fabricate a whole new one. I did so by inserting a thick cherry wood dowel all the way through the leg, then filling the hairline cracks, and touching out the damage.
This chair's leg was broken off completely. I had to insert a dowel all the way through, in order to hold the brake, and to reinforce several previous repairs both above and below the brake. Then I touched it out to match.
This dining table had a very brittle finish. It was starting to chip at the edges, and had suffered a lot of ware and tear. After taking to polish down to remove scratches, it was polished and a beautiful even shine.Read More
A Josef Frank Amboyna and Walnut side-table. There is a burn from a candle, this appears to have melted down under a book, and into the finish, the veneer, and right down to the base wood. It measure approximately 10" x12". I will need to find the perfect piece of veneer, to match back in.