Asked on Oct 10, 2017

How can I stabelize a lovely but wobbly antique table?

Karol TarkowskiKaren KrysowatyNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


The table is a lyre library table. So it is a long, narrow table. It is quite old and the table is no longer able to stand firmly. Do I need to take it apart and reglue? Brace it somehow?

4 answers
  • Dee Harvazinski
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Is the floor level & the table isn't? Or the other way around ? U don't want to change the table permanently if the prob is the floor

    if it's the table unscrew that leg & place a shim of required width & then rescrew thru it

    use ur level bcz it isn't immediately obvious which leg it is that needs length

  • Turn it over and see what the exact weakpoint actually is. Wood glue and a couple small "L" brackets should do the trick.
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Check to see what the weak spot is and then if you can make the necessary repairs without damaging the table. Otherwise you could consult the wood shop teacher at your school if it is too hard.
  • Karol Tarkowski
    on Oct 11, 2017

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