Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
Cedar Chest - Refinished
This was an old Lane cedar chest that had be "antiqued". Only you older guys will remember - 1960's antiqueing kits. They were the latest rage at the time and a nightmare to strip off. I mean REALLY a nightmare. Anyway, the owner wanted it stripped and refinished. After stripping I realized what they had.
I did not use any stains except for touch-up powders on the appliques and on the poplar edge trim with some glaze here and there. These appliques were dense with no grain pattern and had to be 'painted'. Poplar, well, poplar is poplar and also had to be painted. Everything else was just clear coated.
Lots of touch-up and grain painting also was needed.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx
Last edited by Tony B; 06-06-2010 at 09:36 PM.