Montgomery Wards Hoosier 1930's

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Blog entry by maricamp posted 02-05-2011 11:33 PM 7063 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stay tuned for updates on this project. Currently it is in pieces in the garage, sanding, repairing in progress. Hopefully will be ready for primer tonight!

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 12:15 AM

Yaaah, picture’s!!
Boy that is a big one, cant say I’ve seen one that wide.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 01:18 AM

Those doors are looking like they will need some new veneer. Good Luck with that project. It is a cool piece.

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 01:29 AM

cool gift you got there from the husband and a great project :-)
good luck with it

take care

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 05:51 AM

Great project. Cant wait for picks.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 06:42 AM

@dbol, yes, the upper doors are getting textured glass in place of the warped plywood. The lowers are ok, also will probably replace the tambour door rather than try to fight with redoing the old slats, we’ll see.
thanks, everyone.

I’m struggling with the issue of the flour sifter behind the long door on the left. I would like to put it back in, (it’s out right now for the refinishing) but, on the other hand, it takes up some valuable storage space. So, not sure yet.

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 05:48 PM

I am SO jealous.
I’d love to have one of these in my kitchen, green/cream paint to match my collected enamelware.
For me, I’d be cleaning it up and leaving the chipped paint and the flour sifter (you are so lucky that it still has it) – it would be staying because I make a LOT of home-made bread.

I’ll be watching!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 05:56 PM

A great project. It will be fun to see how it looks renewed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-06-2011 07:13 PM

I love it the way it is!


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#9 posted 02-06-2011 08:31 PM

Good luck on the restoration. A great piece of history.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 02-07-2011 07:44 AM

LOL, yes I’ll put buttons in the flour sifter! Really, I know the “right” thing to do is put the flour sifter back in it…....I guess I could put zip lock bags in it of the odd little stuff we sewers/quilters end up saving for who know when. I just can’t wait to get past the prep work for painting, of course it’s going slower than I want it to!

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#11 posted 02-09-2011 06:14 PM

Here’s a new pic. Progress, but slow!

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#12 posted 02-09-2011 10:30 PM

start to looking real good :-)
ceep up the steady work and you be there before you know it

take care

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#13 posted 03-05-2011 07:07 PM

Wow! That looks fantastic. I can’t believe its the same cabinet. Great job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 01-27-2012 02:27 PM

Mary, or is it Mari,
Looks good! I had the opportunity to refinish a poplar painted Hoosier base back in 98 and it was a lot of fun. You are very lucky to have the top and it is in such good shape. I had purchased a magazine about a year ago with the plans in it to build a new one and when I went to purchase the top i found out remaining top maker closed its doors and the only way to get one now is to buy an old one on eBay or a sale. I don’t know if you know this or not but Leham’s hardware is a great source for all of your replacement part needs. You may want to reattach the old role top door it’s very easy to do if you have all the parts. I would be glad to explain the process you if you would like. Good luck.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#15 posted 01-27-2012 02:51 PM

Thanks again. And you have resparked my interest in getting this done! Yes, I’m lucky to have gotten it so complete. I absolutely love it! thanks for the link to Lehman’s, I will check it out.

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