Restoration and tip

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Blog entry by GMman posted 09-07-2010 03:57 PM 2165 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a restoration project it was painted white new and I notice by looking under the chairs that it was hard maple painted at the factory white so I took it all apart I had just a big pill of wood , used some remover and a lot of sanding than I glued everything back together and varnish everything by hand , I am telling you it was a big job I would not do it again I would build one instead, I made the mistake of not taking a photo when it was all apart.
It was easy to take apart as at the factory they don’t use much glue, but the way I put it back together with glue and brad nails it will last a very long time.
I have worked close to two weeks on the project.
The tip is before you through some thing away have a look how it was build and if it is real wood, I was going to sell it for a few dollars and buy a new one big mistake I would have done.


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View lilredweldingrod's profile


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#1 posted 09-07-2010 04:45 PM

Hey GMman,
That came out very nice. Definitely not IKEA. lol Rand

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#2 posted 09-07-2010 05:44 PM

Looks good . Removing paint with stripper and sanding is a b*h worse if the wood is oak or other open pore wood. If it was varnished before it was painted it is not so bad. It just rags me off when i see someone sloping paint on a nice pece if hardwood furniture.

-- wchips

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#3 posted 09-07-2010 06:36 PM

They painted maple? Blasphemy!

I’m with wchips on this one, painting nice hardwood is a sin.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 09-07-2010 06:41 PM

A very nice restoration!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 09-07-2010 06:52 PM

Good job, it looks brand new…................

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 08:37 AM

Very Nice Restoration! I think the work was well worth it.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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