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Project by alan coon posted 11-24-2010 03:56 AM 1684 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

desk 103yr old according to dates i found while redoing. cust. grandpa’s so no value lost. stored in a barn, got wet and was in bad shape when i got it. lots of reglue ,striping, sanding,new doors. one missing ,one curl missing,. other bad things had to be fixed,ect. door on floor is how it looked all over. english chestnut stain,shellac finish.


-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#1 posted 11-24-2010 05:13 AM

Looks like you have brought it back to life! Hopefully it will make another 103 years. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-24-2010 07:29 AM

Beautiful piece. You’ve revived a part of history with this project.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#3 posted 11-24-2010 06:57 PM

What a striking piece Alan. Wonderful job refurbishing it. While it is most attractive from the front, I really like the look of the panels that make up the back. Very nice job.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#4 posted 11-26-2010 09:35 AM

Nice rehab, you brought her back for another 100 years!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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