FIXING FLAWS - sigaut table


While working on this cute table I got a call from someone looking for a cute table,

  
so needless to say this table found it's new home right away.


When I first saw the table, there was nothing wrong with it ... so I thought!

BEFORE
But when I started to work with the table I realized how wobbly it was.
It really was not safe to put a lamp or other breakable items on.
Upon further inspection I found it unscrewed into more pieces than expected.

That including 3 individual legs, the leg connector, the center post, and finally the top.



There seemed to be a design flaw with how loose the legs fit into the connector,
causing the table to weeble wobbled all over.



So I fixed it and took photos to share with you how it was done.

First of all I would always suggest putting screws in a discreet or hidden area but
this time around the strongest fit was going to be out in the open.


It is always best to pre-drill and counter sink your screws.


Wood glue is amazingly strong ... so if you got it, use it!


I used 3" wood screws that go right through to hold the leg on the opposite side.



Then all you have to do is fill over the screw heads, sand and paint.



Nice and sturdy now.

And to keep you in the loop of what is coming



I'm working with a 1930's china cabinet, this one is taking some time because my ideas are grand,
 an antique desk chair for a birthday girl, and this fabulous desk shown below. 


Special THANK YOU to Darcie for the heads up on this desk.


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7 comments:

  1. I'm sure you will do something fabulous with that curvy desk!

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  2. The table is adorable -- thanks for the tips!

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  3. Came over from Miss Mustard to see your table -great tutorial on how to fix the wobblies!
    Distressed Donna Down Homw

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  4. That desk is something else - gorgeous - and great tutorial on fixing the table ( but boy can you overwhelm me, lol )
    Will be watching..........:)

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  5. I've been reading your blog for a while now and thought I should finally comment on how appreciative I am for your tips! I especially liked the post about legs! You're such a clever girl!

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  6. While that little table is a cutie, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that desk. I like it already so pretty much a guarantee I'm gonna love your finished version.

    ~Bliss~

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  7. I love all your tips, and this is a fantastic one. Not to mention how fantastic the graphic on the top looks! I love me my wood glue too!

    Pinned this just now too. Cannot wait to see what you have up your work sleeves with that gorgeous desk. Oh to find a beauty like that!

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