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Project by pastahill posted 02-03-2012 07:47 PM 2074 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second cabinet restoration what i have finished now.It´s from 1850 and it is a Louis-Philippe-Style. I found it in an Garage, where it stands for the last 50 years. It was in an really bad shape, almost the complete ornamentation was lost and the worm had done a big damage. The legs where completly rotten and the glas was totally scratched. The middle plate was warped and broken. I striped it down to the base and replaced a few boards. I have also stabilized a few wormy parts with epoxy. After sanding, I veneered the body with oak and replaced all of the ornamentation and the middle plate with solid oak. The door inlays, drawers and the top board are burled oak. After another sanding, i stained it in dark oak and the finish is polished shellac. For the glas i found mouthblown flat glas, with a light structure and a few small bubbles in it. So i could replace the old and scratched ones. Now is waiting a third one in my shop, which is about from 1890 but it must wait, because i have bought a tablesaw from the 60´s which i want first to restore.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!





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#1 posted 02-03-2012 08:19 PM

Looks like a great save,very nicely done.

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Grandpa

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 08:26 PM

Well, it looks great now. You have done well!

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 10:09 PM

You did a great restoration job on that. It’s a very elegant cabinet, well worth saving.

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#4 posted 02-04-2012 12:21 AM

Came out great, I really like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 02-04-2012 01:32 AM

Very beautiful. a work of art. nice job.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#6 posted 02-04-2012 03:02 AM

Nice job. I love old furniture. If it spent fifty years in a garage, and isn’t a pile of dust, it’s better than anything you can buy today.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#7 posted 02-04-2012 03:30 AM

You did an absolutely wonderful job restoring that piece of history.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 02-04-2012 04:20 AM

A breath of new life after all those years . Nice restoration .

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#9 posted 02-04-2012 07:06 AM

That’s a really wonderful restoration. I hope someone appreciates it so that it’s still looking good another 150 years from now!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 02-06-2012 05:02 AM

Very cool! nice to see pieces like this restored.

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