Refinish job On banquet side board

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Project by thedude50 posted 03-20-2013 07:41 PM 2547 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a refinish job on a banquet sideboard table in an early American style.The piece was completely ruined and I did my best to restore it it had a bad burn on the top and it was not able to be made invisible. The veneer was just too thin to do much with unless the customer wanted to pay to have it replaced her budget was 500 dollars and her mom paid half. I stripped and refinished this I took it on in late October and the weather turned making stripping in a unheated shop un doable. So as soon as it was 65 degrees I stripped it Bill and I picked all the detail with dental picks and we worked very hard to get it done. The customer was quite upset that I could not strip it in the winter but it could not be done and preserve the frail piece. While it is not flawless it looks very good I sealed scratches in the doors with gun stock filler. Bills Idea and it worked out great then 2 coats of clear shellac followed by 4 coats of ruby then I put on two coats of a high gloss poly the thing looked amazing. The original hardware was toast so I put on a nice early American solid brass set of pulls. The two knobs were designed to match the pulls and while the customer hoped for the original hardware there was just no way to use it this hardware covered stains that were left in the wood from metal corrosion. I hope you like this one as much as I do I may make a copy or my own version of this for my own dining room.

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#1 posted 03-20-2013 07:55 PM

Nice job…

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#2 posted 03-20-2013 08:24 PM

Looks great.

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#3 posted 03-20-2013 09:23 PM

The design is really cool and unique! Something like classy. That is a very good work and thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 03-20-2013 10:51 PM

Do you have photo of original?

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 12:50 AM

What an amazing recovery! I can clearly imagine the difficulty you faced. I probably would not have attempted it no matter the price.

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#6 posted 03-21-2013 01:21 AM

Wow it turned out really nice. The drawer pulls look like the ones I had on old stuff. They look original to me and it looks great.

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#7 posted 03-21-2013 06:59 AM

Nice job Lance, I saw this piece last time I visited your shop but it looked very different. I hope the customer appreciates all the time and effort you put into this project.

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#8 posted 03-21-2013 02:24 PM

I will look for the early photos and will try to add them I don’t know if i took one before I stripped it or not but the finish was blistered very badly it had 4 burns and now only one shows I would have liked to re veneer the top but she balked at the price.

One thing to those wishing to get into restoration I can not tell you how much finish matters and choosing a classic finish is so much the best way to go . Also I truly love the Fuji Q3 Hvlp Spray gun the finish you get is flawless. This pays huge dividends when your trying to make people happy.

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