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by Sidecar Bob
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Questions about finishing 50 year old unfinished cabinet
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Questions about finishing 50 year old unfinished cabinet

Back in the '60s my Dad built a buffet for my Mom out of walnut veneer board. He never stained or finished it because he planned to build a matching hutch but he moved it into the dining room and let Mom use it. Skip ahead to the '903 when they moved to a new house (that we later inherited) and he d...
by Sidecar Bob
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Dressers ruin clothing - finish to blame?
Replies: 8
Views: 5608

Re: Dressers ruin clothing - finish to blame?

But stuff stored in the cabinet part of the dressers does the same thing so I would need to spray the whole cabinet, not just the drawers. Besides, I think I'll like the colour better if I add a coat of the walnut urethane stain over the current reddish colour :D But that may be moot if it isn't com...
by Sidecar Bob
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Dressers ruin clothing - finish to blame?
Replies: 8
Views: 5608

Re: Dressers ruin clothing - finish to blame?

....Or it might be your stash of moonshine, that's gassing off, you have hidden in the drawer. Can't be that because I keep it in the basement and at the other end of the house :roll: Now that I think about it maybe it is something in the wood itself. The wood in the drawers & the interiors of ...
by Sidecar Bob
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Dressers ruin clothing - finish to blame?
Replies: 8
Views: 5608

Re: Dressers ruin clothing - finish to blame?

Thanks for replying so quickly & sorry it took me so long to realize you had. I think I have my notification settings set correctly now. Maybe. Shellac, eh? Do you think a Urethane based stain would work as well or would the shellac work better? I have both... Also, any reason to spray instead o...
by Sidecar Bob
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Q&A Forum
Topic: Dressers ruin clothing - finish to blame?
Replies: 8
Views: 5608

Dressers ruin clothing - finish to blame?

We inherited a set of "Mennonite" bedroom furniture that was made & sold in Ontario about 22 years ago. It is nice furniture, made with decent materials (no particleboard) and looks almost like new but if we put our underwear or socks in the dressers the elastic deteriorates in a matte...

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