Monday, November 8, 2010
From Ugly to Bare to Beautiful!
The good thing is, that old, dated finish is gone! We just got done stripping it off and now the beautiful, clean wood is visible again. Now, I wonder what the owners will choose for the new stain and finish?
Another interesting little project going on at the shop today is this cute little Tilt-Top table. Here you can see we have stripped it and prepped it for staining. When we stripped it originally we discovered one of the legs was a replacement. It had been pore-filled with a white medium which, thankfully, is gone now. It turns out whomever replaced it used honduras mahogany, a light colored mahogany instead of an african mahogany like the rest of the table.
Today, the table received this stain in a Cognac color. I find this stain to be such a nice medium brown with the slightest red tint, that it works well on a large number of projects. The new leg looks much closer to the old legs, and even though it isn't a perfect match, the customer decided it was close enough for her to be happy with it. This little table will be getting a Semi-Gloss finish later on this week.