|Project by Sumdume||posted 11-28-2013 02:45 AM||1204 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a desk I refinished for a neighbor. It had a great deal of graffiti on it so I had to sand it down to fresh wood. I was disappointed to lose the patina but, the magic marker art was atrocious.
I think it is oak. I used shellac for most of the finish. I did put a couple of coats of poly on the desk top and some paste wax.
The mistake I made was to try a French finish on the top. It looked better before I sanded it with 600 grit.
I actually made some money on the project. Perhaps I could have made more but I don’t want to take advantage of a neighbor.
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