alder rocking chair resto.

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Project by Ronnie Jackson posted 09-10-2009 02:46 AM 1734 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this rocker came to me from a customer who retrieved it from the dumpster. it was in pretty bad shape and she was very pleased with the end result. i tried a new finish on this job. i used polyshades from minwax. its the ones that have stain and poly together. i really liked the stain but you really have to be careful applying it coz it likes to run.

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 02:49 AM

A wonderful transformation.

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 03:50 AM

Great looking refinish.

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 03:57 AM

What a save. Nice work. I have never seen a rocker like it. It must be true, ” One mans trash is another man’s treasure”.

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

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 04:28 AM

I’m impressed… great save. Someone had an eye for the piece… and recognized the worthiness of restoration.

As an aside… I’ve tried polyshades on a couple of pieces I was attempting to restore… I wasn’t successful… too sticky thick (?) or something in addition to the run problem you mentioned and I couldn’t get the tone I wanted.

Thought I’d be saving time doing stain and finish with one swipe… not for me… I kind of blotched it. Maybe a different project with flat surfaces or something that should be sprayed? I dunno… I don’t condemn the product… it was probably my own user error.

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 05:36 AM

good as new … great job

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 05:44 AM

looks brand new. Good job

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#7 posted 09-10-2009 12:37 PM

Nice job. I would like to the look on the face of the one who threw it in the dumpster if they could see it now.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#8 posted 09-10-2009 03:28 PM

I second Stanley’s comment. If you want to see eyes pop go find the person who threw it out. Beautiful transformation.

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#9 posted 09-11-2009 06:49 PM

thanks everyone, yah they jokingly accused me of just replacing it with a new one, it was funny

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#10 posted 02-08-2010 03:56 AM

Great job looks great!

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#11 posted 02-08-2010 03:57 AM

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