I was tasked with repairing a deep gouge in the edge molding of a mahogany-stain over oak veneer writing desk. The gouge was a little over an inch long and perhaps 1/16" - 3/8" wide.
I judged the gouge too large to fill effectively with burn-in lacquer, so I went with a died wood filler and then padded the finish to cover the patch. I finished with a light buffing and added the artificial distressing over the fix.
It's worth pointing out that the before picture was taken in natural sunlight and the after under fluorescent light. Hence the differences in overall tone of the pictures.
Here's another new cabinet project. This time we have this lovely cabinet with an original finish, yellow paint. The owner has requested that this be stripped and refinished to match their dining room set. I think this is going to be one of my cooler projects because the woodwork is really nice and with a natural wood finish it's going to be a very dramatic piece.
A look at the brass hardware
Here's a detail view of the top trim.
The first step with this piece is going to be dissassembly. The door and side glass needs to come out before I start stripping.
All of the parts need to come off, to get access to all of the painted areas.
Ready to strip
Lots of hardware
Above I've removed all of the back panels and have begun the process of removing the old paint.
Along with another project, the stripped parts are stacking up.
I've found some questionable carpentry on this piece. I'll have to secure this joint better.
Working my way around stripping the ma…
I've been commissioned to create a belt buckle display cabinet by a lovely lady whose husband has a large and fascinating collection of belt buckles. We had a pleasant chat and came to some determinations about dimensions and requirements. Basically, we're looking for a fairly narrow cabinet (5" - 6" wide). 30" wide and 50" tall + a bottom drawer. Adjustable shelves (8) and a single framed glass front covering all of the display shelves.
Note the black, flocked back panel.
One big challenge is going to be selecting hinges that aren't going to be intrusive, but still capable of supporting a 2.5 foot wide, 50" tall piece of 1/8" oak-framed, plate glass. I'm hoping to find a suitable flat piano hinge. Additionally, the cabinet itself will be very heavy as it will be of solid oak construction. So, mounting it to the wall will require substantial fasteners.
I've already selected and rough dimensioned the white oak stock from 8' X…