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Old 02-09-2016, 06:12 AM
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I have a passion for taking tired/abused solid pine furniture and giving it a new lease of life, in fact it is now a sideline business for me that is showing success,i can't restore furniture quick enough as it is so popular with the people that know i do it.

All the furniture is sourced dirt cheap, today i have 2 bedside 3 draw cabinets that have been badly abused,they cost me 5 for the pair, both have been painted white and to be honest it looks like the paint was applied with a yard brush, it is a complete mess but i know underneath there is a good looking piece of furniture screaming out to show off it's pine humble beginnings.
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If you enjoy doing it then it can be therapeutic. I've started a couple of furniture rehab projects but I loose interest way to quickly and it turns from fun to tedious. It's looking good though Galvi, have fun!
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Well i have one sanded down now on to number 2....
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Looking Good!!!!!
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Got them done and sold them along with a Bed frame i done last week....2 days work on all of it and made a tidy 550....all being collect this evening.(mattress not included).

PS they are the same color (light oak) i think my camera lens is full of dust.
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This was one done just before Christmas(may have been seen in another thread)...made a nice 300 on that one.
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It looks good dude!!!!! ... and a nice little profit.!!!!!

That's one of the things I used to enjoy doing. I still dabble a bit. For someone like me, who doesn't usually have a whole lot of patience, that is something I can happily spend hours and hours and days and days doing.

P.S. One of my pet hates is someone who takes a piece of furniture made out of beautiful wood and slathers it with PAINT.

At an estate sale I once bought a bed, chest of drawers, 2 nightstands and a full length mirror for a little piece of nothing. They had all been painted for a kids room. It was horrible. I could see from the hidden parts that they were too lazy to paint that it was pretty looking wood underneath. When I got it all home and started sanding it down it was all solid CHERRY. Can you believe that somebody would do that!!!!

It took weeks to refinish it all but it was beautiful. I gave them all to my S-I-L who was setting up house after a divorce. She still has them.
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Frank i fully agree with the paint abuse and that is what drives me to do it,all i need is my palm sander,sanding sheets,wood glue,paint brush,wood stain/varnish and a little elbow grease.

I have a little stash of furniture to keep me going but need more very soon as i have a growing client list wanting good solid wooden furniture.
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Today's resto is a 4 draw chest of draws, i picked this up for free and is scratched badly, also the draw fronts need re-gluing so i best get on....
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Really nice work there Galvi.
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It looks good dude!!!!! ... and a nice little profit.!!!!!

That's one of the things I used to enjoy doing. I still dabble a bit. For someone like me, who doesn't usually have a whole lot of patience, that is something I can happily spend hours and hours and days and days doing.

P.S. One of my pet hates is someone who takes a piece of furniture made out of beautiful wood and slathers it with PAINT.

At an estate sale I once bought a bed, chest of drawers, 2 nightstands and a full length mirror for a little piece of nothing. They had all been painted for a kids room. It was horrible. I could see from the hidden parts that they were too lazy to paint that it was pretty looking wood underneath. When I got it all home and started sanding it down it was all solid CHERRY. Can you believe that somebody would do that!!!!

It took weeks to refinish it all but it was beautiful. I gave them all to my S-I-L who was setting up house after a divorce. She still has them.
The biggest project I ever got into was an old WWII military desk. Painted army olive green when new. It turned out to be solid walnut. I used it as my own desk for years. Now it's my sons desk.
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Well thats that one done.....finished in Antique Pine....i have a buyer so it just needs to dry and off it goes.
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I also done this small table today whilst i was at it.....that's for my Daughter.
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Darn, you work a lot faster than I do. But, then again, you're younger and less experienced.
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Darn, you work a lot faster than I do. But, then again, you're younger and less experienced.
The only reason i work so hard is i am in fear of turning in to a typical old man with piles of unfinished projects and not enough time to finish them off.

And i have no space to allow this shit to hang around for more than a few days,Mrs Galvy would get pissed off rather quick
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You do awesome work. I refinished an antique cedar chest that had about 14 layers of white and grey paint. Once I started removing the old paint I was surprised to find beautiful mahogany in different patterns. I had originally planned on stripping and repainting it. I ended up with a very nice bare wood mahogany finish.

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I done these 2 items for my Daughter this week....sadly no $$$ exchanged hands.
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I have a coffee table for today...but first i need lots of coffee to awaken to force.

Picked this up the other day and it has way to much life for it to be turned in to fire wood...the top is pretty bad but it will sand out.
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I have a coffee table for today...but first i need lots of coffee to awaken to force.

Picked this up the other day and it has way to much life for it to be turned in to fire wood...the top is pretty bad but it will sand out.
That looks as if it has a lot of potential.

I used to hate trying to sand slats in place. If it was at all possible, I would dismantle it and mark and number all the pieces. I just found it a lot easier and quicker. How do you intend to do it?
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