Antique Desk Project #1: Disassembling The Desk

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Blog entry by William posted 09-13-2010 03:20 AM 1841 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 09-13-2010 03:42 AM

I have done enough of this very thing over the years so I know exactly what you are in for and I do not envy you but in the end you will have a beautiful desk! If your oldest decides to reclaim it, tell him no way man, you left it behind! Nice of your wife to volunteer to sand?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 04:07 AM

Hey William:

When You and Your Wife …Sory wrong order…When Your Wife and You …LOL… get this done I’ll bet you Dollars to Donuts it’s gonna be a Real Beauty!! Also something SHE can be very proud of!!

I Love to do OLD restorations like this! Don’t worry about the Finish yet. When it’s done You’ll have No Problem “Seeing” what Finish to use.

Regards: Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#3 posted 09-13-2010 05:01 AM

great project and it has so much family history.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 05:40 AM

You’ll be able to pass it on down through the generations! Very nice project.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#5 posted 09-13-2010 12:47 PM

This is a wonderful project. All the history and love that will go into it will be amazing. I am glad you decided to share the process with us, as it is interesting to see it being transformed. I agree with Erwin. When your son wants it back, say no way! We will be watching with interest to see how it comes out!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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