Refinishing an Antique Buffet
This refinish was not returning the piece back to original but rather matching it to a customer's finish on a previously purchased table and chairs.
|Before the refinishing starts I removed the doors and drawers. The moldings were already removed and some lost. The buffet needs stripping and repair.
Below are pictures showing the condition of the piece before refinishing.
|Here I am working wood glue behind areas where the veneer is coming loose.|
|After gluing I put plastic between the buffet and the board I use to clamp with so the board doesn't get glued to the buffet. The board is used to distribute even pressure and so the clamps don't damage the buffet.|
|I apply stripper to remove the old finish and wipe down with mineral spirits.|
|Here I use a rag to apply golden oak stain to the Mahogany veneer. Sounds crazy but it's the stain it took to match the dining table.|
|After stain dried overnight I applied 3 coats of satin lacquer with a spray gun.|
|Better than before that's for sure.|
|The fancy wood pieces were ordered online, stained and then applied with glue and a brad nailer. Give furniture refinishing a try, It's easier than one might think. Another furniture refinishing project done.|
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