Restored - Rare-machine Age-industrial- Antique Cast Iron Drafting Table
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Restored - Rare-machine Age-industrial- Antique Cast Iron Drafting Table:
You are offerding on an AN ANTIQUE 1914 HAMILTON DRAWING BOARD! THIS IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF EARLY AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL MACHINE AGE FURNITURE.
Most drawing boards of this period use oak as the frame but Hamilton typically uses Maple for the entire wood part of the frame. They usually cover the wood with a heavy black varnish and it is often in such bad condition that it has to be stripped.
That was the case here but when I stripped the varnish I found a beautiful birds eye maple frame. The side rails and large center rail is beautiful. I triple sanded all of the wood and used wood conditioner to prepare the wood for the stain. I stained the pine top and maple frame with the same color but each wood takes the stain in different shades.
The maple came out a gorgeous butterscotch color and the pine a beautiful chestnut color. I then applied two coats of matte finish poly and sanded in between coats.
It has a very durable finish and is ready for use as a drafting/art table, dining room or boardroom table. I have one client who joined two together to use a boardroom table!
I simply cleaned the cast iron parts leaving the original black paint and then shot them with four coats of clear.
The table top measures 71 x 42 inches. The table adjusts up and down as well as tilts. The highest position is about 43 inches while the lowest position is about 34 inches. The table tilts to about an 85 degree angle.
This table belonged to a West Palm Beach architect and has many years of use. The are many holes and cuts from the drafting equipment but it gives it great character and beauty.
The smaller wood center cross support was nailed in but I had to remove the nails to restore it and they will have to stay out to ship. Once the table is in position the piece locks in place when tightened.
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