|Project by drewpy||posted 09-30-2014 06:43 PM||950 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
A friend of mine asked me to refinish a rocker for her. It was given to her 49 years ago by her grandmother. I was a nervous wreck the entire project because of this. I stripped it this winter but had to wait until this summer to finish it. My garage is not heated. You can see it was pretty beat up and it came apart with just some simple strong pulls. Nothing was needed to loosen the old glue.
The second picture shows the before stain color and the raw wood. I took these pieces to Sherwin-Williams and they were able to color match the stain. I stained it and let it sit overnight.
I sprayed two light coats of semi-gloss poly to try and avoid initial runs and drips and sanded with 0 steal wool between coats. I brushed on the final two coats knocking down the finish between coats with 00 steal wool. I rubbed it out with 0000 steal wool after the final coat. It ended up smooth as silk.
I forgot to take a finished picture and had to steal this one from her FB page. It turned out well and she was happy with the end product.
-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".