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11-12-2018 04:00 AM

Another Dreaded Botched Maple Debacle - 31 replies

I must’ve read 50 opinions/articles here and elsewhere on finishing hard maple and still I managed to not do justice to mine. I have two large Salem-brand maple dressers bought new by my grandparents in the ‘80s. They passed recently and I wanted to refinish them nicely and hang on to them (the factory finish was in rough shape). I s...

07-27-2017 07:37 PM

Refinishing Maple Dressers - 5 replies

Hi everyone. Great community. It helped me a lot in refinishing an old Walnut desk recently. This post is about a couple of Maple dressers I’m working on however. What’s the best way to finish them? I’d really like to use a Danish Oil with rub on poly, but I’ve heard it will blotch badly. I’ve also heard it won&#...

03-31-2017 12:00 AM

Wood ID Help? - 6 replies

Hi there. I’m hoping someone can help me identify the type of wood this desk is made of (top, drawer faces)? I was told it was likely Maple, but now that I’ve stripped it I’m not so sure. I know the company who produced it (Leopold) used Maple in many of their products, but that they also used Oak and Walnut. That said, I want ...


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