|Forum topic by don1960||posted 10-23-2011 04:18 PM||1036 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-23-2011 04:18 PM
I started on a refinishing project for my Step-Daughter. Redoing her kitchen cabinets in their new (to them) house.
So, after making sure she understood that I wasn’t sure what was underneath the paint, and it might be some sort of particle board or really bad veneer, I tried the first one.
After cleaning off the stripper on a section of door, things looked pretty good. However, the ends never changed color, just remained the dark color that it started out as. Now, the face of the door looks nice, kind of like a maple type grain. So, I tried some light sanding to get rid of some fine scratches.
That is when things went a little screwy. The “wood” has what looks like grain, but there is zero texture to it. It feels as smooth as glass, and the edges (all sides) look like some sort of pressed board. Also, near the edges where I sanded, the ‘grain’ is disappearing. It’s almost as though the grain is sprayed on in an extremely thin layer. I don’t want to go any further with sanding, and I have never run into anything like this before.
So, anybody have any idea what this might be. It’s from a approx 35-40 year old house.
Oh, and the door is EXTREMELY heavy, more so than any wood that thick should be.
below is a link to some pictures.
-- -- Don from PA