Ice box #1: Help refinishing an Sanitary Ice Box

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Blog entry by Vagabondwheeler posted 05-19-2013 07:56 AM 2727 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up an old ice box a while back and want to refinish it. I am open for any advice on ways and techniques so I don’t mess it up. I plan on keeping this piece for myself, but want my wife to be happy with it. I know not to sand it down, but have some grime and a stain on top to remove. My thoughts were to use boiled linseed oil to bringg out the natural look once I get it clean. Pics will give you an idea of the condition, which is overall pretty good. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

-- KDW

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 11:03 AM

Very nice addition, I love those old ice boxes!

-- Mike

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 12:16 PM

Formbys furniture refinisher to remove that old shellac…zinsser amber shellac back on to give it that old golden yellowish tent..thats a big box ..worth $3,000 ish around here


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#3 posted 05-22-2013 02:57 PM

mike thanks
kizerpea thanks for that information. I will look up both those products. Appreciate the estimate on it, I didn’t pay anything close to that and it will end up in my farm kitchen in a few years when I end up there.

-- KDW

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