Library Table Project
One of the things I have been wanting since about forever is a library table. Especially an Arts and Crafts style, since that is our favorite type of furniture. A couple of years ago we found a great desk for mr husband’s office, and I’ve coveted it ever since!
Yesterday I found one on Craigslist (surprise, surprise!). I drove downtown to John King Books (if you haven’t heard of this place, click here to check them out!) to have a look, and bought it in an instant! It needs a little work, but it was a bargain.
I immediately starting cleaning it up. There are a few chips in the plywood, which is only on the inside bottom, and one piece of the top needs to be glued back on. Hard to see in the picture, but it’s missing here.
The drawer was broken and needed to be completely re-glued.
I don’t know what kind of metal the knobs are made from, but they look original.
I hope this table will be part of the solution for the odd corner of the living room. I’ve tried so many arrangements there over the past 14 years.
At one time the whole corner was book cases. And this one is from Christmas two years ago…
Hopefully this piece will finally pull it all together.
We used a piece of wood underneath to keep it from buckling under the stress of the clamps. We used Elmer’s Wood Glue.
Next step, sanding, re-staining, and reattaching to the base.
We needed to rearrange the artwork a little, but fortunately, mr husband has a good eye, and some tools!
I think the corner looks better this way, and the radio has a home. The radio is a Ward’s Airline super-hetrodyne from 1939, and it works!