View Full Version : Century #7 Carriage Table Info Needed

26-Dec-2010, 07:07
I recovered the carriage table yesterday with new wool felt. I thought I had a before pic but apparently not, the only one i could find was this one from when I found it. The table surface was pretty raw, lots of scrapes & gouges because who knows how many decades this went uncovered for.

So close to the leading edge there are 2 holes, i recall that there is a wooden stop there that mine no longer has. I've seen it in pics but I was wondering if anyone has the same carriage (or similar) would you mind telling me the dimensions of that piece and if possible a photo as well. I'd like to get something as similar as possible.


Steven Tribe
26-Dec-2010, 08:14
I think there are several widths - mine is a late one.

26-Dec-2010, 09:25
Thanks much.
It's a lot thicker then I anticipated so normal molding probably isn't a good fit. I'll figure something out

Steven Tribe
26-Dec-2010, 09:49
The exact dimension are 1 1/4" wide and 3/4" deep. Anything smaller would probably put your feet and your camera in great danger.
It is one of the wood sections made from mahogany on my version.

26-Dec-2010, 12:34
here's some pix from my table that is not yet restored.


26-Dec-2010, 14:46
Thanks for all the info & pics. I went to home depot & lowes to see if there was any molding that might do the job, there wasn't, but I found something almost as good as the original.

I found this piece of oak rounded on the top & on one end rounded while the other end is squared. It's about 10inches long. I asked what it was and was told it's the side to a stair step. If you had a staircase & one side was exposed to see, without finishing people would just see an ugly squared profile. This piece covers that, is the same thickness as the step & is rounded to match it.

So it was too short and i have no tools to round off the other end,l i bought 2 of them.
Most of the pics displayed show that piece to be about 13 1/2 inches long.
So i measured each to 7 inches & cut them square with a miter saw. Then drilled 2 small holes in the end of one that i glued 2 wooden dowels in. They are drying now and in a bit I'll dry fit & then glue the other half. Some wood putty & sanding and it'll be ready for staining.

I'll post a pic after i glue the other half on

Steven Tribe
26-Dec-2010, 16:51
I am sure that the 10" length would have been OK if distance between the screw holes hadn't been 10 1/2"!