What is this table?

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What is this table?

Post by yartin » Sat May 23, 2020 8:37 am

Hi

I have had this table for over 20 years but thrown in the garage for the last 16 years. 2 pics attached.
Any one can say if it's wood?
I sanded the edges a bit but didn't see wood grains.
It has one central leg which needs to be attached but that's for another day, it's made of 4 leaves and sitting on a circular base on the floor.

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What is this table?

Post by dewaltdisney » Sat May 23, 2020 9:15 am

It is probably a veneer with the edge banded. I cannot really see from your picture though, can you do a close up that shows the top and edge please?

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Post by yartin » Sat May 23, 2020 11:18 am

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Post by dewaltdisney » Sat May 23, 2020 11:33 am

In your bottom picture you can see what I think is the veneers sitting on a band of solid wood for the edge frame. The edge is formed by a number of pieces jointed together and then it is cut round either by a router on a trammel or a special table added to a bandsaw. If you look close you might be able to see faint joint lines. The inner substrate is possibly a cheaper man made material to give stability, weight and strength. As long as you are not too aggresive sanding it back for a refinish it should come out nice. I cannot see how dinged it it is though.

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Post by yartin » Sat May 23, 2020 11:52 am

What grit shall I use for the top?

The edge band looks like mdf finish, doesn't look like wood
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Post by dewaltdisney » Sat May 23, 2020 1:32 pm

It is possible, I cannot see the picture that well to determine. It is quite possibly a wheel of MDF core, is the table top heavy? Sanding back is always tricky. It largely depends on the finish. It looks like a fairly light cover of a satin varnish. I think I would do a chemical stripper removal as if it is polyurethane it will be a bast to remove fully. I would experiment on the underside. It is all down to when you reach the 'is it worth it point' of money, effort, and get the chainsaw out moment.

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What is this table?

Post by Bob225 » Sat May 23, 2020 2:37 pm

It looks like a veneered fibreboard - as for the edge get some strip veneer and glue in place

Give it a very light sand with 4-600 grit if not finer
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