|Forum topic by SKlaus||posted 08-22-2012 01:16 PM||1306 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-22-2012 01:16 PM
Hi all! I’m still pretty new to this site and woodworking in general, so forgive me if this question seems a little elementary…
I have a friend that has a toddler bed that he wants refinished. He brought it to me to see if it was refinishable. Upon inspection it seemed to be a mahogany type wood, the end grain looked right, and so did the side grain… Open grain, filled… Used the litmus test (or lacquer thinner test). To see what kind of finish it had… Whatever it is it does dissolve with lacquer thinner… It is noticeably a light weight wood… From our favorite country… China! (go figure…)
But as I sanded thru, it seemed to be some kind of balsam wood… It has no grain texture, but it doesn’t seem to be MDF or particle board… Wondered if you could help… Here are some pictures… Once again I apologize if my novice shows in this question… But I’m learning, and I know there are some sound, veteran woodworkers on here…
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