Corner Cupboard Tragedy.............
I hope you don't mind if I drop in here for a little bit of advice.
I am an absolute novice when it comes to woodworking and wood refinishing.
I have an antique corner cupboard that has some finish problems.
While out of town my housesitter wiped down the cupboard with what I think is
a premade wax/polish. It has altered the finish drastically.
I'm not sure what species wood the cupboard is made of, I think
it is a mahogany of some kind.
It seems as though whatever was wiped on his lifted part of the original finish.
I tried putting a couple different types of oil on and the wood did not seem to take it.
It got a little brighter but not much. I tried applying a paste wax over the oil
and it turned very, very flat again. So it seems, that the wax is contributing to the problem.
As I said I have no knowledge whatever of wood finishes and I'm hoping
these little clues may be relevant to someone on the board.
I'm going to try to attach a photo, maybe that'll help clarify the problems at hand.
Happy for any input,