|Project by DonB||posted 09-02-2014 03:33 PM||1425 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Refurbished 16 place dining room table. Table is approx 48” wide and about 7’ long without the leafs which are 24” each. All pieces had been in storage, had water damage to one corner of three of the pieces and many gouges and scrapes one would expect of finished wood in wet, humid, hot, cold weather. Both leg clusters had damage from a dog who apparently liked antique legs. Cut out damaged parts made/shaped inserts. Could not simply lightly sand and refinish. Striped each piece down to the wood, evened up the appearance as best as I could, stained using Red Mahogany and Golden Oak. Mounted the two leafs together on my table so I could control the color of both pieces. Used Shellac sanding sealer, shellac, and three coats of Spar Varnish. It lost its antique value, but it was not useable as it was especially with the water damage. Neighbors were happy and it looked good for their Labor Day bash. They buy all the products I need and I get Lowes cards. Lowes is only 1/2 mile away – way too handy. Now all they have to do is to get some decent wood in stock and Zinsser Shellac. Sorry 1 pic is not upright. Cell phones aren’t always so smart.