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Forum topic by Chris Radvansky posted 11-24-2015 03:25 PM 331 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Radvansky

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11-24-2015 03:25 PM

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Hey everyone
I am refinishing a toy chest for my 11 month old daughter and got it as a hand me down from my grandparents. Looks like the top has gotten some wear over the years and may have been damaged with some liquid perhaps. Can you have a look and recommend fixes? I have tried to sand with 60 and 80 grit sandpaper with my orbital and hand sanding with minimal progress. Thanks!!
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-- Chris


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#1 posted 11-24-2015 03:55 PM

What kind of wood is it? My immediate inclination is to go at it with a card scraper to get down to fresh wood but how deeply those stains got into the grain will be worse for open grain woods so it may not be an option.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 09:25 PM

I am just getting started so I am no good at identifying what type of wood I am dealing with unfortunately.

-- Chris

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#3 posted 11-25-2015 05:00 PM

Is it solid wood or plywood or something with a veneer?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 11-25-2015 06:11 PM

pretty sure it is solid wood. But the point is moot now. I just did my best with 60 grit then went up the ladder, put on some conditioner and the first coat of stain. I will update you to show you what it looks like. If its not museum worthy, I aint gonna be upset. Thanks!

-- Chris

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