Refinish job On banquet side board

  • Advertise with us
Project by thedude50 posted 530 days ago 1151 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ where we allow free speech

8 comments so far

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7689 posts in 2689 days

#1 posted 530 days ago

Nice job…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

View stefang's profile


12970 posts in 1971 days

#2 posted 530 days ago

Looks great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Surfside's profile


3085 posts in 810 days

#3 posted 530 days ago

The design is really cool and unique! Something like classy. That is a very good work and thanks for posting.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

View Dominik Matus's profile

Dominik Matus

91 posts in 546 days

#4 posted 530 days ago

Do you have photo of original?

-- Cabinetmaker, student of restoration

View Dan Krager's profile

Dan Krager

1532 posts in 871 days

#5 posted 530 days ago

What an amazing recovery! I can clearly imagine the difficulty you faced. I probably would not have attempted it no matter the price.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL

View janice's profile


1083 posts in 2062 days

#6 posted 530 days ago

Wow it turned out really nice. The drawer pulls look like the ones I had on old stuff. They look original to me and it looks great.

-- Janice

View 559dustdesigns's profile


632 posts in 1804 days

#7 posted 529 days ago

Nice job Lance, I saw this piece last time I visited your shop but it looked very different. I hope the customer appreciates all the time and effort you put into this project.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

View thedude50's profile


3514 posts in 1114 days

#8 posted 529 days ago

I will look for the early photos and will try to add them I don’t know if i took one before I stripped it or not but the finish was blistered very badly it had 4 burns and now only one shows I would have liked to re veneer the top but she balked at the price.

One thing to those wishing to get into restoration I can not tell you how much finish matters and choosing a classic finish is so much the best way to go . Also I truly love the Fuji Q3 Hvlp Spray gun the finish you get is flawless. This pays huge dividends when your trying to make people happy.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ where we allow free speech

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase