Can separated teak pieces on table be repaired?
This is a solid teak table top on a piece I'm considering buying. The two pieces in the center are coming apart a bit. Can it be repaired by sanding it down, or some other method? Thanks.
Looks like the gap extends deeply enough into the joint so it will still be there even if you sand the halves into plane (flat).
For repairing split glue joints in solid tabletops like this, best practice for permanent results is to disassemble the table, split the top along the failed seam, joint mating surfaces, re-glue the top, reassemble the table, and refinish.
Looks to me that the split will still be visible after sanding flat. The glue joint has failed due to either movement caused by water/moisture exposure or internal stress in the wood, or, more likely, both. You could sand it flat and fill any remaining gap with wood filler of some sort, but that approach rarely lasts, IME.