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Nightstand Refinish

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Project by Fraser Gandy posted 06-08-2013 09:00 PM 679 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So,

My father originally built this old nightstand as part of his course in school when he was doing his apprenticeship. It was during his first or second block of school (around ‘84 – ‘86, he’s unsure) and was built with plywood and used biscuits and splines and those sorts of this (apply the skills learned into the cabinet).

There was an old formica top (they had to do something with formica, and him and the others in class didn’t have much money, waiting for EI to come in, so of course only some of them could afford to make a nice top, so they used the formica that they had to do something with anyway, to make a top). This top was ugly and past it’s prime, so I threw that away and made a new top.

My father also only had just stained the cabinet, so poly or shellac or any sort of top coat, so I was able to get away with just sanding down through the stained wood to bare wood rather then using refinisher or stripper, then sanding.

The finish is Minwax Polyshades – Bombay Mahogany, two coats followed by two coats of spray on poly by Varathane with a light sanding between coats. I greatly enjoyed the ease of application (and ability to get a nice even coat) with the spray can over brushing on poly. Maybe its just me, but I’m definitely using this product as a top coat (for poly) from now on!

Not much to say about the hardware, just found some nice stuff at the big box store and got enough for this nightstand and enough to change over all the hardware on my old dresser as well!

-- Drummer Gandy





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#1 posted 06-08-2013 11:52 PM

Well done, you have given the nightstand a great look and new life….congrats

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 06-08-2013 11:55 PM

Nice nightstand.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 06-11-2013 06:39 PM

Beautiful nightstand! Like the stain and finish, the choice of hardware as well. Your father will be proud. Well done!

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