Solid Mahogany Bedroom Set Restoration

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 01-23-2012 07:47 AM 1623 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 08:38 AM

Wow it looks so perfect it looks like a sketch up drawing.

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 04:13 PM

super nice pieces and I expect good number of hours of work.

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 04:39 PM

Excellent work Eric. I really like the brass hinges!

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