NEVER BEEN A LEG PERSON....

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BUT THIS ONE MAKES ME LOVE ALL THE OTHER ONES I HAVE!
Help, I am fixing up this old table for a friend's daughter's first apartment. Giving her the table, paying for the products to fix and doing the work...so do not want to put too much more money, time or lots of effort to fix it. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER???? Am thinking about just painting it and so be it!
q never been a leg person, painted furniture, woodworking projects, The whole table pre any work
The whole table pre-any work!
q never been a leg person, painted furniture, woodworking projects, THE LEG GONE ROUGE DUE TO A UNTRAINED DOG I AM SURE
THE LEG GONE ROUGE.... DUE TO A UNTRAINED DOG, I AM SURE.
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  • Z Z on Sep 26, 2013
    If, as it appears, the leg is still strong enough to hold the weight of the table and anything one might put on it, then all you need is some good wood filler. I used Elmer's wood filler to repair chewed corners on dresser drawers with excellent results. It's stainable and paintable. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Elmer-s-Wood-Filler-Max-Stainable-2-oz-E9017/203215979#.UkRWED9nHPU Love the table!

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    • Z Z on Sep 26, 2013
      @My Gnome Little World You're very welcome. Make sure you remove any loose pieces of wood or paint before adding the wood filler. You're suppose to apply using a putty knife, but I'm a hands on kind of fixer. I like to feel what I'm doing so I use my bare fingers to press the putty making sure it gets in the cracks of the wood. This filler has very little shrinkage, but you'll still want to over fill to allow for sanding to a smooth finish in the shape to match the rest of the leg. For the depth of what you'll be filling I'd wait at least over night before sanding even if it appears to be dry.

  • Jenny Buis Jenny Buis on Sep 28, 2013
    Hi Becky, What about getting 4 decorative legs and putting them over the mended leg? You can get different ones at the `hardware stores, or maybe at a reuse,recycle shop or Goodwill ?

  • Lesa Lesa on Sep 28, 2013
    slightly edgy look to an old piece, wrap the legs in flashing. Just go the lower damaged portion, about eight or ten inches up then fasten with screws that are short but have a big head. I had a bench that had a chewed leg that I did this with and then milk painted and distressed. Daughter borrowed it for her apt.....four years ago.

    • Sfg178760 Sfg178760 on Sep 28, 2013
      @Lesa Like that idea a lot...as I was thinking of using an aluminum type trim on it...but could not find something flexible enough!

  • Sfg178760 Sfg178760 on Sep 28, 2013
    Since I did not have a lot of time....here is what I did...still think it looks great but not perfect that is for sure! http://ourownbigworld.com/2013/09/26/little-red-table/

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    • Sfg178760 Sfg178760 on Sep 28, 2013
      @Pat Dollar Nice! I did use extra glue on the peel and stick caulk strip too!

  • Wanda sinnema Wanda sinnema on Sep 28, 2013
    wonderful redo....how cute with retro look table linen...love the vintage FIESTA pitcher

  • Sfg178760 Sfg178760 on Sep 28, 2013
    Thanks! Not a Fiesta Pitcher...But Hall China! Yes, very cute! o) https://www.etsy.com/listing/160425166/mid-century-modern-vintage-pink-hall?

  • Tracey T Tracey T on Sep 28, 2013
    Wow you did a great job! Love the after pics! Really wish this were my table..:)

  • Sfg178760 Sfg178760 on Sep 28, 2013
    Thanks1 Think I will put it on over into my Hometalk Projects!