Matching repair in chair seat
A neighbor asked me to repair an old chair for her. After some evaluation, I decided to make a new piece for the chair seat.
Now it’s time to make the new piece match the old.
The finish is very thin. Maybe from age, maybe from wear, but it’s thin. Denatured alcohol seems to dissolve it or at least dull it. Would you guess the finish is shellac? Or, could it be lacquer?
I plan to remove the finish, sand everything and then apply a coat of minwax golden oak. I might put two coats of stain on the new piece if it doesn't seem to darken up enough at first.
Here’s a picture showing an offcut from the new piece with two coats of minwax golden oak next to the whole chair seat. (no topcoat on it yet)
I’m interested in any suggestions for color matching and what finish to use. I do need to match the rest of the chair, or at least get close.
Last edited by Quickstep; 02-12-2018 at 08:28 PM.