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Rehabbed Art Deco Make up table/Desk for My Office

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Project by DocSavage45 posted 04-01-2014 01:04 AM 1455 views 2 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m Posting my last Office Furniture Rehab. I Just posted my Blog with the title

The Marathon: What I learned about refinishing my trash/treasures furniture (My rehabbing journey on these pieces is over , SIGH!) (check it out?)

I learned that I could most likelly build it from scratch in less time and with better woods. On the other hand that’s what the woodworking Journey is about?

Thanks for looking.

I don’t think anyone can be more critical than me: constructive criticism is always welcome.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 01:11 AM

Beautiful project.

Remember that part of the journey is the lessons learned. I am guessing that you are smarter now than before you started.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 01:13 AM

Thanks Again Monte,

Just hope I can remember what I’ve learned. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 04-01-2014 01:14 AM

Doc, that is a cool looking piece of art deco furniture and deserved a second life. Your restoration turned out great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 01:19 AM

Peter, Thanks,

Gonna finish up rehabbing my New Old Scroll Saw and install my dust collection. I found another chair that I have had since my post Viet Nam college days. No dowels in it! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodchuckerNJ

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#5 posted 04-01-2014 01:21 AM

Doc just read your trial and tribulations in getting this rehabbed. Well, you stuck with it and it looks good.

I was surprised at the painted top that you had tried. It actually looked good. Never thought I would be saying that.
Hope you learned a lot to make up for all the issues.

-- Jeff NJ

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 01:25 AM

Jeff,

It actually had the grain come through and I thought” Oh wow! Until the first screw up. LOL!

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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grizzman

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 01:35 AM

glad to see this as your project, you worked really hard and made it come back to life, and you learned some things huh…we all do, years and years of learning, i really love how it turned out…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 04-01-2014 02:20 AM

Thanks Bob,

I wonder what it would look like in Walnut? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#9 posted 04-01-2014 03:26 AM

Like new just old . CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!

-- Kiefer 松

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 03:32 AM

Kiefer , Thanks, to bad we can’t do that for us? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Benji Reyes

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 04:38 AM

Great looking desk and great finish Tom! Looks like you learned a lot here doc! :)

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 04:47 AM

wowzer that turned out great ,fantastic job Tom.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shipwright

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#13 posted 04-01-2014 05:13 AM

Very interesting piece. I like the finish you got on it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 04-01-2014 05:31 AM

Benji,

Thanks! Yep learned to not rehab old furniture! LOL! Also about viscosity ,and incompatibilities.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 04-01-2014 05:33 AM

Jim,

Thanks for your input and suggestions. The blog tells the tale. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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