Family furniture

Project by Eklectic posted 04-29-2008 05:14 PM 2359 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Before he got married, my father bought a whole set of bedroom furniture in maple!
60 years later and 7 kids who used said furniture, it is going back in his room!
It has been painted, and painted …

I forgot to take before pictures, but these 2 book cases (future project) give you and idea of what they looked like a week ago:


and this is the first dresser:

and the second

I used the Circa product, with medium steel wool for the heavy removal and then works my way down to 000
and wiped them with a rag and a bit of the stripping product.
I started using the rag as last step a few years ago and I find that it picks up a lot of the stain that might still be in the wood and seems to even it out.

For varnish I used the Circa Wood Paste Varnish.

-- Eklectic,Follow Your Bliss!!

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posted 04-29-2008 07:56 PM

Very nice. Its nice to see the wood again. I strip a lot of furniture so I know how much work you put in to refinishing them and you did a very nice job.

-- Joey ~~ Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.wordpress.com/

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posted 04-29-2008 09:10 PM

very nice the wood is way better than paint

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posted 04-30-2008 01:56 AM

Looks like new. Nice job.

-- Tim

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posted 04-30-2008 01:13 PM

Thanks you all for the nice words! Joe,
You mention that you do a lot of furniture stripping. Do you sand it down or use chemicals?

I agree completely!

I does look like new: actually was told it looks almost better than it was!!!

-- Eklectic,Follow Your Bliss!!

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posted 05-26-2008 08:47 AM

Wow, very nice.

The last time I did a refinish, I brought the dresser away for the stripping part.

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posted 09-23-2017 03:06 AM

Can you sale this family furniture, I need a book rank because my daughter is love to reading books. You can view my daughter books collection here https://www.essayuniverse.net/essaymama-review/ she is read all of these books.

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posted 05-30-2020 09:31 AM

I like the family furniture design you have shared here. Even though it is an old design it is really compact and good. I think many things can be stored in this so it helps in creating more space in the home. Thanks for the design and it is really interesting the page here

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