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Forum topic by Rksenkbeil posted 05-25-2012 07:44 PM 954 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2012 07:44 PM

hey guys.

I’m new to wood working, and super new to LJ..

While going through some of our old storage, I found this table and piano bench with storage.. I’m planning on restoring them.. Any suggestions on the refinish? Just sand sand sand? and what do you suggest the refinish with? I’ve been suggested beeswax.. I’m not entirely sure on the wood.. Probably oak or pine.. I haven’t looked that closely at it, as that I don’t know exactly what I’m looking for.. It’s not super heavy, so I doubt its oak..

Any ideas from the picture? perhaps a timeframe on when it’s from? I know it’s a shot in the dark, seeing as how limiting the picture is.

Thanks for any input.


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#1 posted 05-25-2012 07:45 PM

The other in the background is an old piano bench with a storage area.. It’s going to take a little more work than the table!

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 02:01 PM

Your local library should have books on refinishing furniture. I suggest you check out a few and educate yourself.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 02:08 PM

A lot of people like old beat up shabby-chic finishes. Before you ask ‘how’ ask ‘should I?’ If it’s a couple coats of paint over old varnish sometimes just carefully scraping off the loose stuff then using paste wax or BLO will make a charming piece.

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