|Project by Safetyboy||posted 02-10-2008 06:08 PM||11362 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
This is an antique mahogany spinet desk I bought and refinished for my wife. We thought it was really unique, and it makes a great writing desk for her and a place to keep all her envelopes, stationary, etc (and it encourages the writing of letters, a habit we’d like to preserve in this age of email).
It was pretty dinged up when we bought it:
I was going to strip it myself, but once I bought all the supplies, I realized it would only cost a little more to pay a finishing place to dip it for me, so we started from there:
For the finish, I gave it a coat of Minwax Special Walnut to even out the colors from the areas I had to plane down… then I wet-sanded in a number of coats of MW Antique Oil finish, which gave it finish that felt so great, I couldn’t stop touching it (my wife was starting to get jealous!). Finally, I added a few coats of wipe-on poly for protection.
-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio