Buffet on the curb

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Project by SawdustJunky posted 1403 days ago 1485 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my daughters found this beauty sitting on a curb with the trash. She called me, described it and off I went to pick it up. Over the years many coats of glossy poly had been applied to the point one could hardly tell what it was. I had to strip it, sand the top, re-route the top profile, rebuilt the doors. Applied a golden oak stain and 2 coats satin ploy. It now sits in her den as an entertainment center.

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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#1 posted 1403 days ago

Truly a great save here.

I think you dressed it up very nicely as well. I like the lighter finish you went with, as well as your choice of hardware, both adding to the cohesive look.

I’m thinking it looks better now than the day it was originally built?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 1403 days ago

wow…what a great save…you did a really good job of restoration and im sure your daughter will always be proud of what you did for her…good job..i love the piece..the carving on the front doors is quite nice…was the top solid wood or was it a veneer…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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James Frederick

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#3 posted 1402 days ago

Good eye by the daughter, and nice save. It really looks great.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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#4 posted 1402 days ago

Good job on the restore!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#5 posted 1402 days ago

very cool

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#6 posted 1402 days ago

thanks everyone for kind words and appreciation of old things….like me…ha!

hey grizz…...the top is 2 pieces of solid QSO. I sure wish the backboard that attaches to the top had been on the street with it but such is the way with junkin’.

Blessings to all,

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1366 days ago

Nice save. I like it when new life is given to old discarded furniture. We should do more of it with the old stuff because the newer cheap stuff will not last.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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