|Project by charger1966||posted 04-11-2009 11:23 PM||1517 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Hello Everyone, Well It’s been a while since I have posted any projects. Here is my latest one. A good friend was cleaning out their Attic and found this buried in it. He did not want it so he gave it to me. It is an old Secretaries Desk from around the early thirties we think. Anyway I got it home and started to strip the PAINT of this. I found six layers. THe paint was coming off very hard so I decided to completely disassemble the desk. Which I did. After doing this I sanded it completely and found evidence of pieces that were not there and were supposed to be there. So I made new ones, Stretchers for all the way around the bottom of the legs,well 8” up from the floor. I then reassembled it and sanded it somemore. I then stained it with Dark Walnut Stain. The wood by the way is all White Oak.After Stain I sprayed on Poly,Satin finish to complete the transformation. I bought new hinges and painted them Copper and I also painted the holders for the desktop as well. I found knobs in my junk drawer and painted the Copper and installed them. All that was left was the divider for the inside. Upon trying to reassemble it after disassembling it to strip, I broke several pieces. Right then I decided to build another one. Made with Oak Plywood it is also stained the same as the exterior. Now that it is all done It sits proudly in my living room for my wife to do all the house office work in and on it. I hope you all agree that it was worth the effort to restore.
-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance