Monday, July 9, 2012

Free and Finished

 See the previous post for the condition this cedar chest was in
 when we picked it up.
 I fastened the loose veneer
 and carefully stripped the worn finish.
I didn't attempt to remove the larger black stains on the top,
but worked a bit on three smaller black circles with some success.
Then I applied two coats of lacquer, sanding in between.
I'll apply a paste wax at least to the top after the lacquer has cured.
We'll probably set the cedar chest at the foot of our bed.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July Projects

 We found this gateleg table at a garage sale.  Legs on both sides need repair...
 a drawer is missing.
But my wife is excited about this table!
 She called on a notice of a FREE "hope chest".
 We picked it up this afternoon.
 This is it - just as we unloaded it from the car.
In the photo above, you can see a bit of loose veneer.
 ^A little of the inlaid decoration that make this attractive.
 Above, the top of the chest has some stains.
I may not be able to remove them completely.
A surprise link to the original owner of the hope chest
and the fact that it was made in Huntington, IN
where I work a day a week
add to our pleasure in owning this piece!
You can read the history of The Caswell-Runyan Co. HERE.