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Blog entry by Redford1947 posted 09-16-2010 04:02 PM 8315 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, Redman 1947 here on a follow up to my posts of 9/15 of a technique I use to refinish furniture. Several requested some photos so here they are. Please post back if I can provide more details and appreciate the interest

Cherry cabinets as they were delivered to my driveway:

Unfinished Cherry cabinets

The completed product. I am in the process of doing the dining room table so all pieces will be of the same stain.

Cabinets after finishing

finished cherry cabinets

Here are a couple of pictures of the buffet under the cabinets that was stripped and refinished:


Buffet in process of being refinished


Buffet after finishing

Before and After shots of a kitchen table I did:

Kitchen table - before

Kitchen table after: This finish is semi-gloss but with the technique I described. Gives that rich glow, not a harsh ultra shine of gloss.

Kitchen table after

Bedroom night stand in process:

night stand - In progress


Night stand - after

Again, thanks for the interest. Would appreciate any comments.


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#1 posted 09-16-2010 09:06 PM

Beautiful work-

-- Tony --

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 09:49 PM

Gorgeous. I am envious of those who have perfected finishing and/or refinishing. It is the one part of woodworking that I absolutely hate.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 09:56 PM

Great work on all of your projects !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 09-16-2010 10:07 PM

nice work

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 11:24 PM

Great job, I find the finishing to be the hardest part of woodworking.

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#6 posted 09-16-2010 11:28 PM

Thanks for the comments. I used to be afraid of finishing pieces myself other than cheap unfinished book cases and the like. In the last year I have found it to be fun and incredibily gratifying to take a good piece of furniture that has been damaged over the years and see a finished product as good (nearly) as a factory finish.

For whatever it is worth, I hate plumbing.


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