Its been a few weeks since I posted on this thread because I was trying to get a few books together to help me design and build a mantle shelf. Well the other day my wife was in a second hand store and found a fully built, solid oak, mantel shelf. Ready to be hung for $8.
Not sure if I should be embarrassed or impressed. But regardless I am going to try to use it. Problem is, is the wood has been stained a darker color than what I need to match my floor and the armoire.
Both have a red oak tone to them and the mantel is a brown. I need suggestions on stripping down the old shelf for re-staining. Can I just sand it down? There is some kind of finish on it as well and of course lots of little creases and such. Suggestions?
Sorry... just found methods for stripping finish and stain from the wood, online. Pretty straight forward. Unless anyone has secret or short cut that is different from normal process I am going to follow the processes I have found. Thanks
Last edited by w1pers; 01-29-2014 at 01:43 PM.
Reason: Found method online.