Started a new restoration project of a table my mother had and wanted me to restore. She said she got it when her and my dad bought a house in Papilian Nebraska in 1961. House belong to an old German lady who had passed away, they got the house and everything in it. She had held onto the table because it was unique looking. So we know it is at least 53 years old...haha...no it was in rough shape then, you can see that it went through at least one attempt to fix a broken leg, the one leg has no detailed carving on it, so I think at one point it was repaired maybe even refinished. The base pic is upside down where I pulled the legs off to help with the restore part, I put two temp risers on it to hold the shape of the base where the table top would be, while I work on the top, which needed to be glued and leveled and re stained...lots of work here I think, oddly enough I just got done posting a few weeks ago about what these Shopsmith clamps were used for...low and behold just the thing I needed to glue and level this tabletop, funny how these things work out, I had no idea what those clamps were before this....at any rate any advise I can get on this restore or if anyone recognize what this table might be, (I am thinking 19th century Victorian lamp table maybe) would be appreciated, never done a full restore like this, but I got to say, I think I am enjoying this much more already then anything I can build from new...just the idea that some guy maybe a hundred years ago spent so much time and craftsmanship making this table, and now I get to see his work, how he did it, and bring it back to life, gives a great feeling. Obviously going to have to make a new leg and give the carving a try to replicate the other legs, the new leg from the previous attempt is broken, so I can't just do some carving on it, or should just make four new legs, so my carvings all match, don't know what it anything this does to the value, not that my mom would ever sell it. So what say you all, need some guidance
Table top glueup
Base showing where legs went
Table base upside down, legs removed
Legs and table support pieces, previously replaced leg on right, not a very good job by someone, no carvings.
Addon - Just wanted to put out a big thank you to the site, just as I was finishing this post I hit the wrong key and lost everything, man was I MAD, then I saw the autosave feature, one click everything was back...NICE, very good feature