Asked on Jan 22, 2016

Refurbishing antique buffet with mirror

by Kelly
I was wandering how to get the piece of wood that connects from the front leg to the back leg re-attached. I was wandering if this piece of wood is essential.
q refurbishing antique buffet with mirror, furniture repair, painted furniture
q refurbishing antique buffet with mirror, furniture repair, painted furniture
  9 answers
  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Jan 22, 2016
    Great piece, wish I had it, would covert to a bar for a friend. Not sure on the wood, do you have the piece of wood, was it nailed in or notched in. Recently did a similar piece, just reinserted with wood glue and small brads. I had to re-recreate my piece from a small scrap of poplar wood and stain to match. I am assuming you will be painting this piece. Please Post when you finish it! OH FOR GOT ANSWER Question. Yes it is needed, it helps legs from being pulled out and provides satbility.

  • Sweetb Sweetb on Jan 22, 2016
    You should show pics of exactly what you're talking about.

  • Naomi Naomi on Jan 22, 2016
    No paint, this is a good thing, looks like it is worth fixing, watch some woodworking videos related to your question(s), it will help.

  • Lulu Lulu on Jan 22, 2016
    What is all the white stuff?+what exactly are we talking about. Is it wobbly+are there any other problems. At the moment the only thing i can think for it, is using all the drawers attached to-gether to make an epic kitty condo.

    • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jan 22, 2016
      @Lulu I would think that the white stuff is wood filler. just hasn't been sanded yet.

  • Nana moving on Nana moving on on Jan 23, 2016
    If you're talking about one of the spindles on the front leg to the back leg close to the floor I would use a little glue and a pocket screw on the bottom of each end of the spindle. If there is room enough use 2 screws. There was probably a small round piece of wood that fit into a hole at each end that broke off. I have one almost just like this one. It's oak and very nice.

  • Janie Osborne-Dumas Janie Osborne-Dumas on Jan 23, 2016
    Yes you need it, it is essential to support the whole thing! Refinish as originally done to keep value. The mirror is the bomb! Many people took them off and threw away or hung over fireplace. Very few pieces are in pristine/original shape! Good luck!

  • Lulu Lulu on Jan 23, 2016
    TY Jean!

  • Lulu Lulu on Jan 23, 2016
    TY jean.

  • Monica Monica on Jan 24, 2016
    Not sure about your question, but in my opinion refinishing with chalk paint would be more desirable than the original finish, because of all the repairs with the wood filler I don't think there is much value left to be concerned about. Just do what makes you happy. (FYI the spelling is "wondering" not wandering)