Showing posts from May, 2015

Updated 6//2/2015 -- 2 End Tables and 2 Chairs

I've been kicking it in the butt the last couple of weeks trying to clear some space in the shop for new projects.  I've finally gotten to a few that have been sitting in storage waiting their turns.  This one was a Thumbtack reference from a local couple.  Two chairs and two end tables that need to be stripped and refinished.  The end tables are in pretty rough shape, but the wood veneer underneath is still good.  It is VERY thin veneer though, so I can't sand the old finish off, I have to use stripper because there just isn't any extra material to remove.  I personally don't like to use stripper because it's toxic and really rough on old glue joints.  The construction is strong on the tables though, so it's not going to be to problematic.  Here's one of the tables how they looked originally

And here's one mostly stripped.  So I can keep the finishes as close to the original as possible, I am leaving one table and one chair original, until I get th…

Project Update -- Antique Sideboard -- 05/21/2015

This antique sideboard is in pretty rough shape.  It's seen a lot of poorly executed repairs over the years and needs a lot of work.  The lady who owns contracted me originally to fix up the outer scars, tighten up the joins and give it a good cleaning.  So I started by inventorying the repair work.  The support posts for the top piece were screwed and nailed on at least a couple of occasions.  Someone used something like putty to fill holes, but all it did was damage the wood and make my job harder.

Same with this one
 The top was also ruined with screws.  These will be a challenge  The center post of the bottom piece was broken, too  This knob was bent
 The carvings were all coming loose and were cracked.  I had to reattach them using epoxy.  Also, I straightened out the bent knob.

 Below are the repairs on the screw holes on top.  The ones on the far side are completely invisible.  The ones on the right had to be plugged, filled and patched with pieces of oak veneer.  Not as c…