Friday, December 17, 2010

Final Looks At A 100 Year Old Desk

I am so happy to be able to share with you these pictures.  We have been working on this lovely little desk for a while now, and we are just re-assembling it today.  It had a dark age crackled finish when it came to us and there was an old fashioned metal pencil sharpener screwed into the top right corner.  
The pencil sharpener was removed, and the desk went through our immersion stripping system.  It came out very clean.  We then had to fill the holes left by the pencil sharpener and do some repairs to the drawers. After the repairs, the desk was prep sanded and sent into our finish booth.  This 100 + year old desk got a healthy new water based finish in Semi-Gloss with a  beautiful English Oak stain.  I think it is so good looking now.  One thing I really love about our water based finishes is how we are able to make the wood grain pop.  This desk almost glows.  Have you ever tried a water based finish? 

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