Refinishing a buffet

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Project by WoodGal posted 720 days ago 1140 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve not done a lot of refinish work before but was blessed with the opportunity to give it a try on this piece. A gal’s grandfather brought this home to her grandmother when he finished serving in World War 2. This is just 1 of many pieces to this dining room set. I’m looking forward to refinishing the rest of the pieces this Fall.

Sorry, I failed to photographed it in its original state so the first picture is not very good.

-- What goes around, comes around.

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#1 posted 720 days ago

Looks like you did a great job preserving and bringing out its character.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 720 days ago

Are you sure this is the first time you’ve done this ? It looks great.

-- Have a great day.

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#3 posted 719 days ago

Your dedication to detail has resulted in an exquisite reincarnation of this fine antiquity, or as they say here in West Virginia “Ya dun goooood.”

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#4 posted 719 days ago

Nice to see you back on LJs.

Your refinishing job looks great. That’s where my love of wood began . . . unveiling the beauty beneath the old finish! It started when I was still a child, removing the crackled, black laquer finish on our grand piano to reveal beautiful mahogany.

You’ve done an excellent job revealing the beautiful wood and workmanship on that heirloom piece.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 718 days ago

Beautiful restoration, great heirloom piece. Will be anxious to see the other pieces. Congrats on all of your success. You’ve made some great pieces, I checked out your site. I too am very happy to have discovered this great hobby.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#6 posted 718 days ago

Oh does this take me back! I started my professional life as a refinisher/restorer and always loved the intricate pieces the best.

Fine, fine job…

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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#7 posted 715 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture and you did an excellent job.

-- Janice

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