Morris Chair Project! #14: Morris Chair refinishing update

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 09-06-2010 07:49 PM 3190 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: That stripper works wonders! Part 14 of Morris Chair Project! series Part 15: Got good results with the stain! »

I got the chair almost ready for refinishing, I just need to sand with 180 grit paper. I hate to put more stain, on the chair since I strip the old stuff. :)

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#1 posted 09-06-2010 08:47 PM


That stain stripper worked really great!. I have never tried it but will, now!



-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-06-2010 08:48 PM

it looks allot better , charles .

it doesn’t have to be stained ,
if you don’t want to .

it can be a ‘charles chair’

if that makes you happy .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 09-06-2010 09:11 PM

Wow, that stripper worked great.

If you don’t want to stain it try one of the Watco Danish oil products. It comes in “Natural” and some other colored versions.

If you think that you may want to stain and finish it later DO NOT put any wax on it. Just the oil will do until you decide. Be sure to let the oil dry long enough and then it can still be successfully stained and finished.

You still have options at this point.

You certainly have learned a lot on this project, good to see you grow in your skills.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 09-06-2010 09:38 PM

That’s a good looking chiar charles. You have done a fine job on it.

I have used the Danish oil that Patron and Todd mentioned and gotten very good results. It leaves a top coat that shines. The oil brings out the beauty of the wood and the Walnut that I have used is a nice medium brown.

Your chair will look good with what ever you put on it.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Tim Dahn

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#5 posted 09-06-2010 09:44 PM

Looks good Charles, great job!

Get a couple pieces of wood left over from building the chair, sand them as you are sanding the chair, stain and finish the scrap pieces before the chair to make sure you like the finish.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#6 posted 09-06-2010 11:34 PM

I agree with Patron. You can keep it natural. Use the Minwax natural or even the Danish light oil. It’ll color age by itself over the years…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 09-06-2010 11:49 PM

that stripped is amazing…was it noxious (fumes/smell wise?)? I like the idea of some danish oil…

good luck with the decisions…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 09-07-2010 02:12 AM

Can’t wait to see it finished!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 09-07-2010 02:13 AM

I stained the chair got some pictures coming later.

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