Good Questions: How to Repair a Jens Risom End Table?

Good Questions: How to Repair a Jens Risom End Table?

Sarah Coffey
Aug 20, 2008

Limin and Nell sent us an e-mail: When we moved recently, the hired movers broke the leg of our Jens Risom end table. Now the leg is wobbly and a piece of the top is chipped off. Having no experience in repairing furniture, we would like to seek the advise of Apartment Therapy experts...

Is it possible to use wood glue to restabilize the leg section? There is a tiny missing piece so a gap is obvious after gluing the broken piece. How do we fill the gap so it is less visible?

Limin and Nell, not being repair experts ourselves, we hesitate to give you DIY advice. A poorly executed repair could devalue your table. The DIY restoration issue has come up on AT before, and it all depends on whether you plan on reselling the piece at some point and what kind of value you're dealing with. Since the fault was with the movers, they may be required to pay for your restoration. If you want to take the table to a professional for repair, a commenter on this post recommended Renu Onsite Furniture Repair in Glenview.

For DIY repair suggestions, we're opening it up to the readers. Any advice for Limin and Nell?

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