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Project by anforte posted 12-28-2010 02:52 AM 2450 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1. Stripped of strange dye and veneered finish
2. A difficult process of getting a uniform stain.
3. Drawers refinished and stained
4. A mediocre and fairly uniform stain covered with polyurethane.

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-- Anforte NJ





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lightweightladylefty

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#1 posted 12-28-2010 03:15 AM

That turned out to be a really lovely dresser. We’d love to see it with ornate brass hardware.

Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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OttoH

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#2 posted 12-28-2010 03:55 AM

Beautiful, it is a piece that is a pleasure to look at, I think you did a great job on the refinish.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Ted Pagels

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#3 posted 12-28-2010 05:05 AM

I love recycling old wood! You done well!

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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anforte

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#4 posted 12-28-2010 05:56 AM

Thanks; Lightweight,Ottat, Fireone:

The finishing was a major frustration!
The wood had an unusual stain from the factor that covered up the strange colored wood.

It was finished but not as I had wished it to be.

Happy New Year to all of you.

-- Anforte NJ

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mafe

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#5 posted 12-28-2010 03:01 PM

Fine job.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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anforte

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#6 posted 12-28-2010 04:56 PM

*Mafe,

Thanks for comment.

Trust you will have better health in this new year

Happy New Year..

-- Anforte NJ

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 12-28-2010 06:22 PM

Great job.

It looks very good.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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dbray45

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#8 posted 12-28-2010 08:13 PM

Did a good job. Having tried many times, I cannot make stain work. This looks nice

-- David in Damascus, MD

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anforte

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#9 posted 12-28-2010 11:03 PM

dbray,

Yes, that stain job was nothing but desperation and frustration!

Tried all types of preparations and pre-stain fillers. Some water based stains, etc.

One the next restoration, may try water based stains for dyeing clothes.

One can only try.

-- Anforte NJ

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anforte

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#10 posted 12-28-2010 11:14 PM

Lee,

Just want to thank you for your comment.

Have a great year in 2011 with family and friends.

-- Anforte NJ

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