Refinish Walnut Chest of Drawers

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Project by Brian024 posted 07-28-2011 06:30 PM 2979 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another refinished piece. Made of Walnut and the original finish was pretty much shot, refinished it with Minwax Satin Poly.

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#1 posted 07-28-2011 06:45 PM

That’s a nice save. It looked like it was ready for the dump, and now it’s something anybody would be proud to own.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-28-2011 07:25 PM

A diamond in the rough. Great job Brian.

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#3 posted 07-28-2011 08:40 PM

Nicely done. How did you remove the old finish?

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#4 posted 07-28-2011 09:02 PM

Loooks great Brain, and I too want to know how did you remove the old finish?

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 04:40 PM

Thanks guys. To remove the finish I used a chemical stripper which was a big help since the original finish was applied pretty thick.

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#6 posted 07-29-2011 05:32 PM

NICE JOB!!! I love when people bring things back to life!!! You know, that’s the beauty of REAL wood… given the “made in china”, disposable society we live in, with everything being so cheap and crappy (esp. furniture), examples like this are great for everyone to see!

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#7 posted 07-30-2011 02:15 PM

Wow! That’s an amazing transformation. What you started with looks pretty bad, and I would not have predicted how nice this turned out. Good work.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#8 posted 07-31-2011 06:15 PM

Thanks guys, refinishing is something I thought I would never like to do but after doing it a lot this summer I have come to love it. This piece especially since it was for a client and the reaction when it was delivered was priceless.

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#9 posted 08-27-2011 02:53 AM

You did a great job. Very good.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#10 posted 10-25-2011 04:43 PM

nice, it looks like new again

-- Derek, Iowa

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