|Forum topic by wseand||posted 05-16-2014 05:34 AM||753 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-16-2014 05:34 AM
I have been doing a lot of Refinishing/Refurbishing older furniture 1920s through I’m guessing 70s. Most of this stuff is Laminated on tops, sides, door fronts, etc. With that, most of the exposed/visible wood is the same material. It’s the 10 to 30% of the other woods that is giving me trouble.
When I stain the wood it is so different in color variation that it is quite aggravating. The original stain on the furniture appeared to be much thicker I would say, or heavily pigmented. It almost looked like thinned paint, you could barley see the grain and it covered the variation in woods.
After stripping and staining with Red Mahogany.
Table mid way through process.
Does anyone out there in Jockland have any ideas on the stain that was used. Also, any ideas of how to avoid or fix this problem. I am on the fence but I am pretty sure I hate Laminate now. I have never Laminated any furniture and I am pretty sure I never will now.
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