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by raidz
Thu May 08, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: De-warping warped wood
Replies: 0
Views: 4354

De-warping warped wood

Hello all. I am restoring an antique dresser and the side panels are very warped. The panels are nailed in and I cannot dissasemble them. One idea I have is to strip them and use a steamer. I would attempt to somehow place the dresser on its side and then set weights on the side which is upright (wh...
by raidz
Wed May 07, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wood Stain, Tried Chlorine Bleach and Wood Bleach, Suggestio
Replies: 13
Views: 16014

Alright, so I got some pool bleach today. The bleach is a shock treatment type. It has 60% chlorine. I am going to apply it tomarrow. I feel like this could have some effect as this bleach is 10 times more concentrated than clorox. I will update you all with the outcome tomarrow! Application will be...
by raidz
Wed May 07, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wood Stain, Tried Chlorine Bleach and Wood Bleach, Suggestio
Replies: 13
Views: 16014

If I may interject some thoughts that may be worth consideration. The first thing I would try is swimming pool bleach. Alot stronger than Clorox. If that doesn't work then I would either plane it down with a hand plane or use a hand scraper. A final option would be to take it to a sanding business ...
by raidz
Wed May 07, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wood Stain, Tried Chlorine Bleach and Wood Bleach, Suggestio
Replies: 13
Views: 16014

Sanding out the discoloration is a good option, but a lot of work. Oak is dense and hard, so it sands slowly. It will make the job easier if you use an electric sander and some coarse sandpaper. A random orbit sander and 80 grit paper will save you a lot of effort. But you want to sand the entire t...
by raidz
Tue May 06, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wood Stain, Tried Chlorine Bleach and Wood Bleach, Suggestio
Replies: 13
Views: 16014

Here are some pictures posted of what the stain/burn looks like at the moment. I just got done sanding it a bit with a 350 grit sandpaper. The picture quality isn't the best and it might actually look like the mark hasn't faded at all but it is starting to fade a little bit since I first started my ...
by raidz
Mon May 05, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wood Stain, Tried Chlorine Bleach and Wood Bleach, Suggestio
Replies: 13
Views: 16014

Guys I'm not sure, but could it be that the dark area is a scorch mark? Reason I say that is: A) there appears to a white/light strip running down center of 1st picture. It appears to run length of surface, except the dark area. If this were a stain, it would be discolored but still visible. In the...
by raidz
Thu May 01, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wood Stain, Tried Chlorine Bleach and Wood Bleach, Suggestio
Replies: 13
Views: 16014

Thanks for your response, I will update you when I have made a decision.
by raidz
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wood Stain, Tried Chlorine Bleach and Wood Bleach, Suggestio
Replies: 13
Views: 16014

Thanks for the prompt reply! Sorry, I forgot there are different wood bleaches. I used Oxalic Acid. I applied Oxalic Acid on whole top and let dry. I then applied again and while it was wet took steel wool and rubbed the stain for a bit (with the grain). After it was dry I cleaned up with acetone. I...
by raidz
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Wood Stain, Tried Chlorine Bleach and Wood Bleach, Suggestio
Replies: 13
Views: 16014

Wood Stain, Tried Chlorine Bleach and Wood Bleach, Suggestio

Hello! I am restoring an old dresser and there is a huge stain on the top. I Have already stripped it. It was very warped so I had steamed it and saoked it There were many black sploteches from the water which I manager to get rif od with a 50/50 mix the stripper and chlorine bleach. I also used som...
by raidz
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Imitating/Simulating Wood Grain on Filler
Replies: 2
Views: 11833

Bob, Thankyou for your helpful response! I will definantley practice and decide if it is something I can manage. I actually work at a used consignment store and take their rejects/garbage pile peices and play around with them. It can be lucrative but I end up giving most as gifts. Anyway, off topic....
by raidz
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Imitating/Simulating Wood Grain on Filler
Replies: 2
Views: 11833

Imitating/Simulating Wood Grain on Filler

Hello, I am restoring an old buffet and there are some missing chips I am leveling out with some wood filler and was wondering if anyone had some good tips or information as far as simulating wood grain over the filler so it somewhat blends with the natural grain. I am pretty handy so please throw a...