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How can I straighten out an extendable table that's starting to sag while still being able to take the middle out when needed?

My parents have a table that takes ten or twelve leaves. There's a leg in the middle. It's attached to a board that's (I'd have to look but, I'd assume) attached width-wise to the underside of... ...
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How can I straighten out an extendable table that's starting to sag while still being able to take the middle out when needed?

Those wooden rails in the middle of the table are the thing that extend and (are supposed to) keep the table rigid. They are effectively full extension drawer slides. There might be an issue with them ...
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How to fix scratches on dining table

If you want it to look like new, you're in for some work. You'll need to sand it down completely. Those orbital sanders work well for this but you'll need a hand sander for the fine grit. Start out ...
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Reforming a door to a window

Based on your wague instructions I. would build this. Cut the door in half. Close the bottom part matching with the existing wall (stucco or something else). Insert a 2x2 in the bottom part of the ...
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How can I restore worn and damaged 1950s tongue and groove wood paneling?

Refinishing old and damaged wood is more work than it's worth in my experience. Paint is probably a better option. Gouges and holes are easily filled in to be painted over. I'm pretty sure wood ...
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How can I restore worn and damaged 1950s tongue and groove wood paneling?

Sand it and put a fresh coat of finish on it, if looking to restore it. Some of the sanding will be fiddly, but there are some recent-era power tools made to help with fiddly sanding, or you just do ...
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Fill a hole in wood with a cavity behind

Maybe you don't need anything behind it. Given that we don't know how big the hole is, or even if it's on the riser or tread, try this. Use a hole saw to round it off, slightly bigger than the hole. ...
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Fill a hole in wood with a cavity behind

If the hole is large enough, do the standard: "Push in a stick or two with wire or string in the middle all the way into the hole (while holding the string), then pull the stick(s) with the ...
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Fill a hole in wood with a cavity behind

As you don't show a picture then I will be making some assumptions. I would be doing one of the following: make the hole circular and glue in a dowel then surface to suit. screw in some screws such ...
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Porch column - replace rotten wood trim pieces with PVC?

Replacing the outer pieces with cove molding with a slight angle to cause them to drain away from the column would be a workable approach. I think the best approach for looks is to use treated lumber. ...
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Mounting suggestions for 1/4 inch plywood shelf back

Given that the plywood is adequately attached to the shelves and dividers, I wouldn't hesitate to mount thusly: Use cabinet screws, panhead screws or similar to prevent pull-through. The plywood ...
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