VINTAGE FURNITURE REPAIRS - leg supports



Thank you to a couple of ladies who offered their
solution in the comments of my last repair for fixing
saggy drawer bottoms. Every tip and trick is welcome
in the hopes that it will help the next person. If you would
like more information on FLIPPING drawer bottoms as an
option to fix your drawers I wrote an article about that here.
Now on to today's repair ...







MISSING PARTS

Many pieces of vintage furniture like this one were built with a middle support running 
between the legs right in the middle. This cabinet one has lost it's support along the way.


It was probably taken out to gain storage space for boxes or baskets, but without something
 connecting the legs down low the structure of the whole piece is compromised.
This buffet is the perfect example of what can happen.


The back of this cabinet has lost one board and the rest are sliding down because there is nothing
holding the legs together. Also the inside shelves are falling because of all the missing pieces.

 

MY FIX:

I added a new 2 x 2 between the back legs. This still allows for the space to be
used and holds everything tight together. I screwed mine in place.


I then replaced the missing boards across the back that also holds up the cabinet shelves.


Here it is put back together and painted





This antique side board is painted in Annie Sloan Pure White.
It has been lightly edge distressed with 220 grit sand paper and waxed with clear wax.

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Other repairs can be found at these links:
SAGGY DRAWER BOTTOMS: CLICK HERE
BROKEN DRAWER JOINTS: CLICK HERE
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where there is 1000's of pieces of up-cycled hardware to choose from 
 



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1 comment:

THANK YOU ALL!