|Project by Bob42||posted 11-08-2008 06:44 PM||2359 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I refinished these Red Mahogany dressers about 10 years ago. They are about 55 years old. The tall dresser was mine and the smaller was my sister’s. She had painted hers 6 times. Mine was left as is. I stripped both and sanded with various grit paper ending with 400. I did use a dental pick to get onto the small pieces, mixed the stain to match the original color that had a lot of red. I used minwax red oak as a base then added a dark red paint and stain tint. after some trial and error it matched perfectly. The finish was about 6 coats of oil poly sanded between coats with 400. These dressers have been for my wife and I since completed. I must say I was very proud of these although you can’t tell from the bad quality pictures. Sorry about that. The red tones in the pictures look more orange but they are not.
Feel free to make suggestions.
-- Bob K. East Northport, NY