|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 01-17-2012 07:42 AM||1314 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This was a unique restoration – not a super valuable piece but it arrived cover in oil, grime, layers of old paint (including milk paint) and was pretty much falling apart.
Typical of many pieces of this nature it was used as a work bench for a generation or so out in our client’s relatives barn. I’m still not 100% sure what kind of wood this is – probably a pine of some sort. Either way it turned out really nice in the end. May be an old sugar pine, little grain and soft. Aged patina deep yellow.
We stripped, scraped, and sanded to get that old paint off. Soaked it in degreaser and brake cleaner to get the oil stains out, lots of scrubbing.
The piece was broken down to sticks and reassembled fresh adhesives, new screws, fixed and/or replaced hinges. This piece was ready for the next generation – back in the dining room or kitchen again instead of the barn!
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com