|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 01-23-2012 07:47 AM||1277 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I can’t find the before photos on these three pieces, and I think there was a bed also! Oh well – the three shown came out really nice. Just a strip and prep sand clenaup, rebuild the drawers and the cases as required, and apply a light coat of Mixwax Early American then Waterlox tung oil.
The new hardware came from Horton Brasses … we’re never disappointed with Horton. Their high shine brass finish in this case made the pieces JUMP right out! Perfect pic!
Restoration started with the set in dire need a new finish, a few drawers coming apart, and the usual minor structure failures. It is now entirely rebuilt. These sets are well made, well worth restoring. Even without the extraordinary grain that some of these offered (flame, crotch, burl, etc.) the standard grade wood is old growth and really comes up great with the patina in play.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com