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This is a rebuilt projest it was white new and I notice by looking under the chairs that it was hard maple painted at the factory white so I took it all apart I had just a big pill of wood , used some remover and a lot of sanding than I glued everything back together and varnish everything by hand , I am telling you it was a big job I would not do it again I would build one…... I made the mistake of not taking a photo when it was all apart.

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#1 posted 04-20-2008 02:28 AM

You wonder why anyone would hide such beautiful wood. That must have been a huge amount of work but it was worth it.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#2 posted 04-20-2008 03:03 AM

What a beautiful restoration project. You did a wonderful job on this. It must have been have been a nice surprize when you saw what was under the paint. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 04-20-2008 03:12 AM

This is a beautiful refinishing job. It is so nice to take a piece of furniture and transform it like this. I simply cannot understand why anyone would want to paint a beautiful furniture set like this but you have done a masterful job of restoring it.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-20-2008 03:43 AM

It looks like all the work was worth it. I hope you enjoy the fruit of your labor.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#5 posted 04-20-2008 02:40 PM

I had enquired re the paint and I gess and I know that a few years back I would say 18 to 20 years white was the stile remember when they came out with different color kitchen appliances also bathroom of all colors

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#6 posted 04-20-2008 03:24 PM

Great work, you have more endurance than I, tried to redo a painted rocker one time. Must off had 5 different coats of paint. Tried the stripper and all I had was a big glob of Goo, what a mess. GMan you keep up the terrific work, look forward in seeing your projects. Your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#7 posted 04-20-2008 03:53 PM

My daughter found a great big rocking chair in a garage sale and fell in love with , she bought it , it was painted blue and she started to remove the blue and under was 2 more coats a brown and another color kind of pink and she finaly got to the wood then she varnished it what a nice chair but I cannot tell what kind of wood it is , it is a very old chair..maybe if I post a photo of it someone could tell me the kind of wood it is.

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#8 posted 04-20-2008 04:24 PM

tres beau et c’est vrai que c’est une big job moi il me reste encore une chaise a decaper

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#9 posted 04-20-2008 04:26 PM

J en ferais pas une autre , ma fille a decaper une vielle chaise berseuse avec 3 couche de painture et elle a bien reusie

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