|The table in happier days|
The lovely library table and the painting in my entryway were out of alignment, so I straightened the painting and pushed the table a little bit. Disaster struck! The table literally fell apart and everything on it went crashing to the floor. I was shell-shocked! But I was lucky, other than a small blue and white dish that Mac says he can glue together, everything was ok. Don't know why the table decided to fall apart, central heating is always a factor with old wood furniture. Mac said that perhaps the last time we put it together (we always take it apart when we move) he might have used screws that were too short and over time they worked their way our. Right now the top is standing against the wall in the dining room and it's a solid chunk of wood, no veneer here, rather about 2 inches of solid oak. We bought this table years ago in Germany from an antique dealer and we think it's probably from the 1920's. So now Mac has an afternoon project, putting the table back together again and the little blue dish that broke.
|The table now|
|Like new again|
And he did get them put together very quickly, the table with longer screws and the dish with glue, so all is well again.