Juniper Table Restoration #1: Sanding and disassemble

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 12-19-2011 05:31 PM 1593 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My great grandparents bought this juniper table in Arizona around 1940. It made its way with them on several moves that eventually settled in Central Oregon. While not much to look at with the yellowed, stained, nicked, and just plain worn out finish, not to mention the failed joinery in 3 corners, I decided it was time for a refinishing of this old table. A 50grit belt sanding makes quick work of the original finish, (being careful not to sand too deep). I am following that with 120grit and 220grit on the random orbital sander. I will finish by hand sanding with 320grit and then apply 3-4 coats of Tung Oil covered with 2 coats of wipe on satin polycrylic. Should be a beautiful table once I’m done, the wood under that old finish is just amazing.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 06:25 PM

WOW, what a second life with a lot of TLC! Looks beautiful already! Thank you for not letting the old table die!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 12-19-2011 07:41 PM

I think Juniper has some beautiful colors!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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