|Project by hume04||posted 05-26-2012 02:46 PM||3287 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is an old oak school desk that my wife picked up for a couple bucks at a consignment sale. It was painted and had a piece of formica on the desk part. I scraped away all the paint and sanded it up to 600 grit sand paper. Then it was stained with English Chestnut stain and sealed with Helmsmans semi gloss poly. I love that color on oak, espically aged oak. The chair is oak and the desk is maple. In the picture with out the desk attached, I had already sanded it down and put stain on the seat before I realized I hadn’t taken any pictures before it was stained. So I took a couple with just the seat stained. I try to get several pictures throught the process when restoring something. This was a really fun project. My son helped me with some of it, now the desk sits in his room with the rest of his refinished and hand made furniture (lucky kid). He uses it to do his homework and draw. You can see in one of the pictures when my wife got the desk she got 2 matching desks. One right handed and one left handed. The left handed one is sitting in my garage right now. I like to use it out there so it might not get refinished for a little while. Thanks for looking.
-- Andrew, Navarre FL