|Forum topic by katilicous||posted 11-15-2013 08:11 PM||4104 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
11-15-2013 08:11 PM
This is a Bernhardt table I am refinishing due to bad damage to the finish made by an air freshner.
I originally planned to finish it in the same way it was before the damage which was a thick clear gloss. My customer said the chairs were sold with the table but in my opinion they were a mismatched set because their style and color don’t match. The finish is the only shared component aside from the shade which is obviously 1 or 2 off to me but not noticeable to them. I didn’t bring the differences to their attention because if they are happy right now, I am happy.
He actually had never noticed the starburst pattern on the top veneer and was seeing how beautiful it was for the first time because his wife purchased the table and damaged the finish before they met.
He wants the table to look just like it does with the stain on it but I think the chairs and table will be obviously mismatched if I go with a more subtle finish and I am worried it will affect how durable the table is with a large Italian family that meets often for meals. He left the decision in my hands and doesn’t know much about wood finishes or how the sheen affects the final product.
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