|Forum topic by luthierwnc||posted 07-16-2013 08:17 AM||624 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-16-2013 08:17 AM
This is my first post here. I am a very experience woodworker and guitar maker but don’t have much familiarity with older furniture finishes. I inherited a small writing desk from my mother a couple years ago. It is a crotch mahogany veneer over mahogany board made by Cowan about the turn of the last century. I’m guessing it was a sprayed nitro but haven’t alcohol tested it.
Coming to the south it has picked up some humidity and I think the beginnings of mold in some of the carved areas. Our cats may have helped as well. At any rate, I’d like to hear your recommendations on how to clean it and protect the finish going forward. My own idea was to hit it with 2000 grit wet-or-dry and a hint of walnut oil and then a soft carnuba mixture—but I could be all wrong.
Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks, sh