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by AsonnyA
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question

A comment I forgot about your jute webbing. Pull it as tight as you can across the span. Upholsterers have a webbing stretcher tool for pulling it tight. For your seats, hand tightening should be fine, just pull it tight as you can. For your seats, you might want to run the webbing 2 strands front t...
by AsonnyA
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question

After initially installing your fabric, sometimes, for a DIYer, it's not uncommon to go back and snug up your fabric more, i.e., detaching each staple/tack one at a time, then reattaching a little more snug, i.e., working your way around the seat one attachment at a time. The more you practice the u...
by AsonnyA
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question

Okay, I have 7 pics, with comments. Your seat frame has 3 tiers 1) the top surface, 2) the first tier is for your fabric and padding, and 3) for your seat support and padding, also. I'd recommend you get some jute webbing for your seat support. A whole 72 yard roll will cost about $40 on Amazon - ht...
by AsonnyA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question

I don't have a chair/seat exactly as yours, but I'll do a mock up of an upholstering procedure. I've been busy with other folks' furniture/upholstery, but haven't forgotten about you. I'll try to squeeze in the mock up in the next few days, maybe this evening if I can get into the wood shop. Sonny
by AsonnyA
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Newb - Chair seat bottom refinishing question

I suspect the original seats had decorative tacks around the edges of where the seat cover laid. Seems the nail holes suggest this. Lightly padded seat bottoms? I kinna wonder if they had leather.... they may have had leather, but they may have had oil cloth upholstery. Oil cloth gives the appearanc...
by AsonnyA
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: SAVE THE PATINA ?
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: SAVE THE PATINA ?

You need to find out what kind of finish is on the piece, before you can confidently attempt to remove it. Wipe an inconspicuous spot ( on the side or back) with denatured alcohol.... see if the finish melts or comes off. If it does, then strip the piece with DA. DA is unlikely to remove the paint. ...
by AsonnyA
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Need Help With Window Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: Need Help With Window Replacement

We can't readily answer your questions. Are you to replace the whole window unit (frame and sash) or just the sash? There are different kinds, models, designs of sashes and frames, so a price would depend on a unit's or sash's features.... single pane, double pane argon gas filled, etc., etc. Replac...
by AsonnyA
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: I need to create/fill in a groove before I press cane into an old chair
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: I need to create/fill in a groove before I press cane into an old chair

Finally getting back to the party. Hope I'm not too late. Re: First 2 pics here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/ First pic shows various widths of small wood slats. They are about 1/8" thick. These are used to hold the cane in place, once the cane is pressed into the grooves. This ...
by AsonnyA
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: I need to create/fill in a groove before I press cane into an old chair
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: I need to create/fill in a groove before I press cane into an old chair

Applying pressed-in cane is easy.... you can do it. Don't be intimidated with the task. You'll need a few "tools", which you can likely make. I'll gather a few things and take pics, to show you..... hopefully this evening. I might not have time, today, as Mom is under Hospice care, so I ma...
by AsonnyA
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: I need to create/fill in a groove before I press cane into an old chair
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: I need to create/fill in a groove before I press cane into an old chair

Hi Jennifer. I don't think you can successfully attach any small piece to that edging or bondo it. I would fill the whole groove with a wood spline, then carve out a new groove, but I know how to do that easily and I have the tools. Seems there's only about 5"-7" of groove to repair, so it...
by AsonnyA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)
Replies: 16
Views: 2797

Re: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)

[quote="Bob Boardman"]That's some fine looking work. =D>

Not quite so fast, Bob. Desmond has screwed up, royally!

Desmond, you need to install a few pics of Grandma and Great Grandma inside the curio.....

Otherwise, very nice job.

Sonny
by AsonnyA
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Tree Table
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: Tree Table

Come to think of it, there was discussion about finishing with epoxy, on another forum. I think West System's 105 resin was used with their 107 hardener, for finishing purposes.... I can't recall, for sure.

Sonny
by AsonnyA
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Tree Table
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: Tree Table

No ifs, ands or buts about it, 1) The slabs are too thick to dry in a short time. Those slabs look to be at least 4" thick, will take 2 years to air dry. You can pay to kiln dry them, if the kiln has accommodations for such small quantity of wood. Kiln drying will likely not prevent checking. 2...
by AsonnyA
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Pest spray damage on kitchen table
Replies: 11
Views: 4948

Re:

Ixnay on the WD-40.... though it did leave a nice shine. I'm a little hesitant to attempt the iron trick that Leelee suggested. I think we're headed towards a refinishing project when, and if, we decide to do something. But thanks for all of your suggestions! Well, if you commit to refinishing the ...
by AsonnyA
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)
Replies: 16
Views: 2797

Re: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)

That looks really nice. Good job. Originally had curved glass on each side (installed from the inside)? Protect and/or be careful with that front door glass. Curved glass is really really expensive!!! After about 75 years, old glass will start to have a blue shade of color to it, an effect of UV lig...
by AsonnyA
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Help in restoring natural Zitan finish on a Chinese throne chair
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Help in restoring natural Zitan finish on a Chinese throne chair

> Speaking of finish, any recommendations for a matte finish to mimic traditional Chinese matte lacquer?[/quote] Gloss, semi-gloss or flat: Flat is another name for matte. Rub the finish with brown paper bag, to dull a gloss or semi-gloss finish. Sometimes a ScotchBrite pad is used for burnishing a ...
by AsonnyA
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Need to know what's best to do with Found Furniture Before Selling it?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Need to know what's best to do with Found Furniture Before Selling it?

Not everyone can afford moderate/high quality, moderate/high end furniture. Many students look for items that are very reasonable and may be somewhat impressive, home decor-wise. Hubby's furniture sales fits that niche. Not long ago, I gave a 1930s-40s reproduction Victorian style couch to my niece'...
by AsonnyA
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Need to know what's best to do with Found Furniture Before Selling it?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Need to know what's best to do with Found Furniture Before Selling it?

> My Fiancé finds the most wonderful antique or mid-century Furniture. He then sells it on one of those Selling Apps online Sites. But first, he gives it a few coats of Mahogany Finish. I love him dearly, but am horrified at what he's doing to beautiful furniture. He paints "cross grain" a...
by AsonnyA
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)
Replies: 16
Views: 2797

Re: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)

> https://www.flickr.com/gp/141355217@N07/6C7ZH4 I think that should work... Yep. Flickr is easy to load, use, etc. - https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/ In selecting your shellac, select Sealcoat. It's dewaxed. Home Depot and Lowes, here (Lafayette, La), stopped carrying Sealcoat. I do have...
by AsonnyA
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)
Replies: 16
Views: 2797

Re: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)

I see you posted more pics. I'll look at them more closely, later. .... have some other tasks to do, right now.

Sonny
by AsonnyA
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)
Replies: 16
Views: 2797

Re: Antique lacquer over red pigment or dye restoration (should be photo heavy)

That pic didn't do me much good. You have a Yahoo account? If so, load the pics (create a Photostream) on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/yahoo/ Picasa, Photobucket, etc, are other free photo posting sites. Then post a link to the/your photo site. What kind of wood is the cabinet made of?...
by AsonnyA
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Thank you Bob and Sonny - here's the result!
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: Thank you Bob and Sonny - here's the result!

Good job. Create some kind of notation, history of the dresser (maybe including your finishing products used), and attach it to the inside of the carcass, somewhere. If you place it on a tile or hardwood floor, use felt casters. If placed on carpet, use vinyl casters. If you have a good finish on th...
by AsonnyA
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: cracks in Heywood dresser? What now?
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: cracks in Heywood dresser? What now?

First pic, maple on the right and cypress on the left. Second pic, you can see the maple edge; The darkness of the cavity, itself, is still visible. Third pic, the cypress... again, the darkness of the cavity is still visible. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/? To help hide, reduce or elim...
by AsonnyA
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: cracks in Heywood dresser? What now?
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: cracks in Heywood dresser? What now?

I hand planed the maple and some cypress, creating a crack-like gap, for demo. The cypress and maple might be a reasonable color match to your table top..... hope so, anyway. The "dark" coloration, of the applied epoxy, gives the wood a wet look. I'll plane and sand the "glue line&quo...
by AsonnyA
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: cracks in Heywood dresser? What now?
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: cracks in Heywood dresser? What now?

As for as using epoxy, you may not have to tint it, for your table. I have a few pieces of hard maple in the shop. Later today, I'll go mix some untinted epoxy and apply it to the maple, to see how the clear (colored) epoxy matches with the maple color. This might give you an idea of how untinted ep...

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