|Forum topic by marcbousquet||posted 08-10-2014 08:51 PM||689 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-10-2014 08:51 PM
My parents recently dropped off an old White sewing machine with cabinet/desk. It was my great grandmother’s and is peddle powered. It was already sanded down by someone years ago. Most of the varnish was sanded off except for the part around where the machine swings through, that has the full shiny finish left. The finish also covers the inlay that serves as the ruler/measuring stick. My father wants to help me with this but I’m not sure what I can use to clean the wood before I put a finish on it. It has picked up some dust and other dirt from sitting in a cellar for decades. It is oak and stained (I think).
I’d also like some suggestions regarding a finish. I was thinking maybe Arm R Seal Gloss because it will protect it and give some protection. I haven’t done any restoring or working with old wood. Most of my experience has been painting items or working with finishing small items.
Here are some photos of it as it sits in the basement/workshop, the photos aren’t the best but all I had was my cellphone camera. I have the drawers out and off to the side and not in the pictures.
Any suggestions would be welcome, I need to start working on it by mid-week.