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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Step By Step...

This is the desk that I got from Joan a couple of weeks ago.  It was missing one leg.

I decided that today was the day to replace it.
I went and got some quarter inch walnut.  It will turn out close to the same color when finished.

I also found a little furniture wheel in my stash.
Then I used my trusty Exacto to taper the bottom and put a notch around the top, to match the other legs.

As soon as I got it glued in place... We all  know what happened next.

 The leg I fixed is the one by her left elbow. As soon as I finished gluing the leg in place, she started gathering up the drawers to take away.

I told her not to, if she wants everything to match when I am finished. I will put a new finish on it tomorrow, after the glue dries.

She reluctantly returned the drawers and made me sign a contract saying that the finished desk was hers to keep...

Maybe she will get it and maybe she won't.  I have the only copy of said contract!  It could disappear or go up in smoke at any moment.

I am not sure where it will go, but I am liking the desk a lot.  Maybe I will make a gentlemen's study... Let's see her claim that!

Back to work.

See you tomorrow.


elizabeth s said...

A good repair job Casey.

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
What a great desk. You did a great job on replacing the leg. It is a very handsome piece.
Big hug

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. That's a charming desk. It's nice to see someone make the effort to restore
something instead of trashing it. I have a few inexpensive tables that need some help.

Caseymini said...

Thanks to all of you. It was not an expensive piece, but I felt that it was well done and worth saving!

Bethan said...

Lovely desk - amazing how you can just fix it (I'm starting out in miniatures and don't have that sort of creative mind yet!).
Enjoying reading your posts. Bethan