we have this type of folding table, please see picture on tinypic website
the folding edges are very thin and with a very small clearance. would this
be able to cope with being stored in a tin garden shed (with no heating) in
north london u.k. over the winter? Or would it likely warp and distort?
Thanks for any advice.
The link works fine for me. If the shed is _dry_ I wouldn't expect
any problems. Stored in the shed it likely sees less moisture change
than stored in a heated house, but if it's getting wet all bets are
John thanks. the roof does not leak, but the concrete floor gets wet.
obviously i would stand the table on bricks off the wet floor, but i guess
the humidity is going sky high. does that count as wet, in this instance?
Sort of. How does the water get on the floor--does it seep up from
undereath or is it coming in from somewhere else? If it's seeping
throught the floor it shouldn't be a problem, but if it's coming in
from somewhere else you need to find and fix the leak.
I would be concerned about storing any kind of furniture in a building
that damp. If the floor is wet enough to notice, then the water could
easily wick up through whatever you use to raise your furniture up. You
might get by with plastic spacers, but I'd still worry about the
humidity in the air.
That looks like a nice drop-leaf table. It probably has some veneer on
it, and I've seen a lot of veneer delaminate in moist environments.
I can see in the picture. No way would I store that in a garden shed if
there was any way to avoid it. Even if roof is solid and it is up on
bricks, the humidity/temp swings will play havoc on the wood and
joinery. No relatives you can park it with, that would actually give it
back when you are in a position to use it?
I have, in the past, actually sold or given away some decent pieces to a
good home, just because I didn't have a good place to keep them, and
respected the craftsmanship too much to put it at risk. Antique or
not-antique, or resale value, didn't enter in to it. I just can't bear
to see good wood in harm's way.
On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 18:44:55 +0000, aemeijers wrote:
I've just refinished a similar table - got it from Freecycle but it was
too big for the intended place, and covered in watermarks. It was a
really nice table though.
So I sanded it right back, restained and poly'd it and gave it away again.
Amazing how all the worries about messing it up when refinishing go away
when it didn't cost anything and you're either going to give it away or
dump it afterwards...
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