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Project by Valdas Skugaras posted 02-27-2008 06:56 PM 1879 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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Scott Hildenbrand

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#1 posted 02-27-2008 07:01 PM

Wow.. That’s a really nice desk. Looks like you replaced all the veneer on the drawers. Top looks solid, just have to refinish the rest?

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#2 posted 02-27-2008 07:33 PM

Fantastic restoration!

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

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#3 posted 02-27-2008 09:17 PM

amazing transformation.
The original would have probably fallen into my “oh too bad it is too damaged category”...
Nice job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 02-27-2008 09:25 PM

This is a very nice refinishing job. I would not have even attempted this. The finished piece is beautiful

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-28-2008 03:16 AM

Great restoration Valdas.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 02-28-2008 04:33 AM

Great Job! As someone who love to bring life back to battered pieces, I applaud your work. The finish looks beautiful. The top really came out well, the drawers are outstanding. The only thing I would have done differently would have gone back pulls that matched what was on there before, but I think the ones you used work just as well. Very fine work.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#7 posted 02-28-2008 06:05 AM

Nice save. Any history on the piece?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#8 posted 02-28-2008 07:09 AM

You brought that desk back to life. Beautiful work.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 02-28-2008 07:30 AM

Very nice job on the restoration.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 02-28-2008 03:17 PM

Man, that is not a restoration, that is a resurrection!

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#11 posted 05-07-2008 01:18 AM

Valdas, your work reminds me of my teen years, working for my father. He did a lot of restoration work. That’s were I learned what kind of furniture and joinery techniques were good and which were not so good. I also learned that standing in front of a lathe making chair parts, was not what I wanted to do for a living. Nor scraping paint and varnish off of old furniture. That’s why I moved on to making new furniture. I still re-cane a chair every now and then, and do any repairs. You do some really nice work on those old pieces.
Thanks for the post.

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#12 posted 04-03-2009 03:32 PM

Great restoration work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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