|Project by steliart||posted 07-22-2013 01:19 PM||1195 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
I was given two bookcases to restore.
They are handmade bookcases not factory made and they are made from veneered particle board.
They both where in very bad shape – legs missing – broken shelves – and the worst someone varnished over the original coating without even sanding, so the varnish was pilling off and he glued some pieces in a way that made dismantling them impossible.
I made a mortise leg – replace some broken hidden pieces – glue and screw to make them sturdy again – scrape the old varnish off and sand everything down to the veneer and gave them a few coats of polyurethane varnish.
The result was quite good considering how fragile they where.
Thanks for watching and commenting
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