|Project by thedude50||posted 03-20-2013 07:41 PM||1710 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This was a refinish job on a banquet sideboard table in an early American style.The piece was completely ruined and I did my best to restore it it had a bad burn on the top and it was not able to be made invisible. The veneer was just too thin to do much with unless the customer wanted to pay to have it replaced her budget was 500 dollars and her mom paid half. I stripped and refinished this I took it on in late October and the weather turned making stripping in a unheated shop un doable. So as soon as it was 65 degrees I stripped it Bill and I picked all the detail with dental picks and we worked very hard to get it done. The customer was quite upset that I could not strip it in the winter but it could not be done and preserve the frail piece. While it is not flawless it looks very good I sealed scratches in the doors with gun stock filler. Bills Idea and it worked out great then 2 coats of clear shellac followed by 4 coats of ruby then I put on two coats of a high gloss poly the thing looked amazing. The original hardware was toast so I put on a nice early American solid brass set of pulls. The two knobs were designed to match the pulls and while the customer hoped for the original hardware there was just no way to use it this hardware covered stains that were left in the wood from metal corrosion. I hope you like this one as much as I do I may make a copy or my own version of this for my own dining room.