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Help fixing an adopted table


Help fixing an adopted table

So my wife was recently giving a stray table from a relative.

There are two problems, both that I assumed would be easy to handle but for the life of me, I can't figure out.

It had been partially disassembled in a bonus room for years and no one seems to remember how it got that way - which is the first issue. As you can see in the first picture, it is an old one that was probably purchased in the 70's or 80's

The Legs are screwed into the ball cariers (the shiny metal things on the bottom as seen in the second picture) and I can't figure out how to get to them. I thought it would be as easy as taking the sides off but there are a host of rivets (see third picture) that won't come out so I am figuring that is not it.

I am hoping that if I can get to the legs, I will also be able to remove the playing area so I can replace the felt and patch a hole on the particle board. Yes I know that isn't the best thing to do - but we just wanted the table for fun play...

So, any help, thoughts, suggestions would be extremely appreciated!

Help fixing an adopted table

Replies & Comments

  1. mass18thMitch Alsup on 12/2/2010 10:08:10 PM

    Most tables come apart by removing the aprons first--which then exposes the important fasteners. The aprons are the covering between the rails and the undertable.

  2. mass18thmass18th on 12/3/2010 6:39:18 AM

    Thanks Mitch.

    I assume that the apron is the brown piece (outside wall) that goes around the table. It has screws that I am able to unscrew towards the top. I am also able to take the metal corners off (you can see this in the second picture where the top has them off but the bottom doesn't).

    Here is where I can't get around though, the apron (if I have the right terminology) is connected to the ball carriers with rivets. The ball carriers have the legs connected to them - somehow there has to be a way to take them apart so I can get to it. You can see this in the third picture. If anyone has any other suggestions, I would love to hear it. If different pictures would help, I'll be glad to put some up if told what is needed.

  3. mass18thsimonstaton on 12/3/2010 9:20:18 AM

    dosnt look like its in the best of health :o

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Help fixing an adopted table

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  • Published: 12/2/2010 3:55:32 PM