Monday, 10 November 2014

Cedar Chest Makeover; Bringing Back the Beauty!

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I was asked to refinish this trunk for a friend.  Since it is fairly flat and I could sand it, I took it on.  I have used furniture stripper on a lot of furniture over the years, but decided long ago that it is something I only do for myself.  It is a nasty job.

This piece is in great condition, it just needs a face lift.

It took quite a bit of sanding, both by machine and by hand.  I stained it with Ebony stain from Minwax.

Then two coats of varnish, satin finish.
These pictures make it look a little washed out, in person it is richer in colour.

When I put the last coat of varathane on this I thought maybe I didn't really improve it that much, then I took a look at the before picture, yeah, I changed my mind!  What do you think?

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