Trash to Treasure - Refinished Kids Table and Chairs

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Project by BEWoodworks posted 08-17-2016 07:33 PM 1578 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A work friend had a table and chairs she used when she was a kid. She is now a grandmother of 2 and wants her grandchildren to have a place to sit and play when they are over. I am happy she saved it and got it refinished as opposed to throwing it out and buying a new one from ikea.

I sanded down all surfaced, repaired a few cracks, stabilized some areas, repainted the legs, and added new feet. A simple project I did to help get my name out there. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.

I tried to match what seemed to be the original finish. 3 coats of Bullseye Amber Shellac, 4 coats of semi-gloss poly, and a fifth coat on the table top. This table should last long enough for the grandchildren to give to their kids. Sidenote: My new drum sander came in very handy for this project!

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Alexandre Lussier

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#1 posted 08-17-2016 09:35 PM

Good work. It is way better than getting new trash that won’t last at the big store. The finish is nice thanks for posting.

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 01:27 AM

Nice job!

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