|Forum topic by Tokolosi||posted 03-06-2012 04:54 PM||10310 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-06-2012 04:54 PM
I was recently given an old Lane cedar hope chest. One of my neighbours needed it out of his garage. It is still in wonderfull shape. According to the serial number it was manufactured in 1970. It still has all original hardware and the only thing missing is the lock key. Luckily it is in ‘unlocked’ mode and the spring latch works. The box is solid aromatic cedar with Walnut veneer and false drawer fronst. The lid is solid wood (dont know what) whit a cedar liner and walnut veneer,
There is a small chip out of the corner of the lid and the walnut veneer needs touchoup here and there. Also the little insert tray needs work but thats easy.
I want to re-finish it for my teen daughter. So I have a bunch of questions.
Do I strip the exterior glossy finish of and start fresh? if so what is the best product to use?
Any tips, observations, advice would be greatly appreciated.
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien