This heavy 1930s oak table was structurally fine, but the veneer on the top was worn through completely. On removing it, we found that the plywood support was mouldy, delaminated and swollen, showing that the table had been left in a damp environement for a long period of time.
The table top was dismantled and the damaged centre piece removed completely. We then proceeded to install a brand new top made up of solid oak boards. Those were routed and “tongue and grooved” before being glued and clamped.
The new center piece was then reassembled within the oak frame.
The table legs needed a bit of TLC: they were cleaned up and some cracks were filled.
Finally reassambled, the table was varnished, polished and buffed to shine.