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China Cabinet, what stain and varnish?

Wouldy
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Re: China Cabinet, what stain and varnish?

@JoeAzza 

 

I have to say it is a disappointment when people have been given a family heirloom and completely allowed it to get wrecked by shoving it in a garage for years on end with no special covering or protection. 

 

That is never an easy fix at all but I took it on. The top was not salvageable. Front door piece of glass was smashed and broken in half. Other half missing.  In my opinion the whole left side panel could do with replacing. Looks somewhat better with two new pieces of glass. 

 

Thankfully no wood rot so it didn't need a treatment. Did not replace veneer on top or door. Gave it more a raw look and stained as close as I could to color match. 

 

Put a quarter round on as removing veneer left a 2ml gap. 

 

It has actually been a lot if hard work. I will never touch veneer again after this experience. 

 

Wouldy

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Wouldy
Experienced Contributor

Re: China Cabinet, what stain and varnish?

@MitchellMc @redracer01 @Brad @JoeAzza 

Well as promised, here is the finished product. I did a walkthrough video. This was my last job that I take on for anyone. I am now just going to keep what I do as my hobby. I unfortunately dealt with a very unpleasant and drama fueled person in the end which caused me a whole bunch of stress. I cared for the cabinet, just not the person. I actually feel low about this job. I am not sure if it is OK or not. I would rather know some truths than lies. If it looks really bad, I like to be told. So go for it be honest. 🙂 

Wouldy

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JoeAzza
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Re: China Cabinet, what stain and varnish?

Hi .@Wouldy

Great job, well done, considering the original condition of the cabinet. 

It looks really good.

Joe

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Wouldy
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Re: China Cabinet, what stain and varnish?

@JoeAzza 

 

Thank you. It could have done with a few more things but yes considering the condition it was before I did a pretty good job for a novice. 

 

Wouldy

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