It was at the request of someone near and dear to me that I agreed to make over this table.
Someone so dear, that he just knew I could never say no to him.
He had recently acquired it in the condition you see below. I was a little apprehensive as this piece needed to be finished properly and that didn’t mean sanding and slapping some paint on it. This needed extra special care.
Meet Duncan Phyfe. Modest in size, worn and slightly abused, yet still very dignified.
Must show all the angles to truly appreciate what this poor bugger went through.
Started off by using Heirloom Furniture Stripper and two wire brushes.
As you can see below in this post-makeover picture, the small brush took a beating.
I have to say it took multiple applications of the stripper to really get the finish off.
Getting there ..
It was also a pleasant surprise to see that it was coming apart in a few important places.
They picked stain that would match the rest of the furniture they had. This was a beautiful color.
And the best part.. (at least MY favorite part)..
Painting on stain and watching it transform before your eyes.
This table took 3 coats of stain to darken it to the shade we wanted. Then it took 3 coats of satin clear finish (sanding between coats) to get a nice smooth finish.
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