Resoling a period drawer

tom427cid

Member
Hi JP,
Following the criteria of your second paragraph-this repair should stand the test.
When doing the repair I only removed enough material to establish a true mating surface on the outside of the drawer side. There is no evidence of a repair if the drawer is viewed from the inside.I used old wood and selected a piece that gave me the best possible grain match-admittedly not perfect but pretty close. I also did add a bit of color to the new piece to bring the color closer to the original side. I also took the pains to closely match the wear(dimensions from the other side) on the sole.And finally it was assembled with hide glue.
While not all repairs are as intensively detail oriented-each repair must be approached on a case by case basis to plan the most effective and efficient approach.
tom
 
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