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|Comment||Your response was negative. "You have ruined your table forever by sanding it." Something positive, like a possible way to salvage what's left, might have been more helpful for an already distressed owner. Also, how you can ascertain anything about the graining from a photograph is questionable. However the patterun of grain on the underside matches that on top, and I truly doubt the old man would have bothered to paint graining on the underneath! I would not dream of asking for further "assistance."|
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I can answer most questions about the repairing and refinishing of all your old furniture items (the things we call antiques). I can also give you advice on what wood items to choose and what wood items to avoid at auctions, flea markets etc. I DO NOT give appraisals on antiques as this is not my field of expertise.
I have been repairing, refinishing and of course buying old furniture for the past 30 years. On any given weekend I can be found at auction sales or flea markets searching out a good buy. I have taken several courses in this area over the years, but I find "Hands On" learning to be the best teacher. I can help you avoid the pitfalls and problems of this wonderful rewarding craft.