Beneath the veneer

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Project by NaFianna posted 03-16-2011 12:11 PM 1704 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Only reason I am showing this is that years ago I stripped back a French polished sideboard only to reveal rubbish wood, crappy joinery and lots of fill. So after hours of work I was left with a sideboard only fit for painting and leaving in the garage.
So this old table belonged to my wifes grandfather and has been in our garage for years and the french polish all scratched and damaged. When I started to strp off the dark lacquer I was not expecting much. But I was pleasantly surprised to find beneath, a beautiful table – lovely wood, nice joinery and no fill. Sanded down to 220 grit and oiled with some old mineral oil that was lying around. When I took it out into the daylight and say the result I wished I had taken more care. The pictures do not do it justice. So its not my woodwork only my sanding.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 12:15 PM

nice find,,I’ve done that several times, painted headboards and footboards are a great find.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 05:38 PM

interesting never thought that some people that make furniture wouldnt care what it looks like under the finish


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#3 posted 03-17-2011 05:01 AM

You did a good job on that. As said, woodworking is 5% inspiration, 5% technics, and 90% sanding !!Lol.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#4 posted 06-22-2011 01:16 PM

Not all of life’s greatest treasures are locked away in heavy chests. Some are laying under of very noses.
What a beautiful piece you have rescued, here.
Glad to see you are not “living in a world without wood”.
Peace and blessed be.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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