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Scraped table legs

Hello,
are there any ideas what can be done with the damage to the legs of the table!
Thank you!

Hello, are there any ideas what can be done  with the damage to the legs of the table? Thank you!
  • Dina Lidsky
    Dina Lidsky Israel
    on Jun 6, 2014

    It's a maple table

  • Shari
    Shari Tampa, FL
    on Jun 6, 2014

    Assuming you don't want to paint, or strip and restain... Try Howard's Restor-a-Finish. It is a wipe-on product that revitalizes and restores wood finishes. It contains a little bit of stain so you will have to pick the color closest to the finish on your table. Any hardware-type store like Home Depot, Lowes, Ace etc., should carry it and a can generally costs less than $10.00. Restor-a-Finish won't 100% fix the problem but you should see a huge improvement.

  • Lavende
    Lavende Los Angeles, CA
    on Jun 7, 2014

    Depending on your home's style...and how little effort you want to put in...there are some cute crocheted Chair Socks photos floating around Pinterest these days!

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt Canada
    on Jun 7, 2014

    Sand and restain. Then apply poly for protection.

  • Sheryll S
    Sheryll S Jacksonville, FL
    on Jun 7, 2014

    Sand and restain is best.

  • Debbie
    Debbie Sykesville, MD
    on Jun 7, 2014

    Try the restore a finish if you want to keep the look you have. But if you want to refresh the piece, I would sand the damaged area to smooth and then just paint all the legs. A wood finished top with painted legs is a pretty look.

  • Rosanne Cleveland-King
    Rosanne Cleveland-King Richmond, KY
    on Jun 7, 2014

    You can fill the bad parts with Bondo, which is stronger than wood. Then paint...

  • Tuzwoo
    Tuzwoo Saint Cloud, FL
    on Jun 7, 2014

    I wood sand it and paint it black,or a matching color to the room.............since this is a problem now, it will be a problem if you just restain it. this way you can touch it up with the black paint so it will always look nice.

  • Lindsay Jackson
    Lindsay Jackson Joshua, TX
    on Jun 7, 2014

    rub walnut 'meat' on the scratches.

  • Lisa
    Lisa Minneapolis, MN
    on Jun 7, 2014

    For a really radical change you could take off three to four inches of the damaged wood. Place a transition block just larger than the diameter of the existing leg. Below the transition block add new furniture legs that are usually used for couches or chairs. Stain to match.

  • Janis Hill
    Janis Hill Norwood, MA
    on Jun 7, 2014

    Old English Furniture Polish in light should take care of it easily.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Plano, TX
    on Jun 7, 2014

    You might want to consider sanding the lower 4-5" of each leg and then paint those sections with a gold paint or even a fun color paint !!!

  • Handy Lady Red
    Handy Lady Red Spring, TX
    on Jun 8, 2014

    Clean and sand then glue use 1" leather strips and wrap or brade around the legs then use a sealant over the leather

  • Dina Lidsky
    Dina Lidsky Israel
    on Jun 8, 2014

    thanx to all of you! we didnt take the table eventually, but all of your ideas made me want to take it just to fix and renew it... have a great day!

  • Christine Keating-Ingelse
    Christine Keating-Ingelse Bennington, VT
    on Jun 9, 2014

    If you like the colorblock look, you can sand a little and paint the bottom portion of the legs in a color that either matches or is complimentary to your existing decor.

  • Maly Porter
    Maly Porter Kansas City, MO
    on Jun 9, 2014

    I've seen metal "caps" on the legs of some of the new tables and chairs recently. Love the look - anyone have an idea where these can be purchased?

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