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Two Knots 04-10-2013 05:49 PM

Stripping and staining furniture/ Pics.
This is from the painting section, for the people discussing
sanding and re-finishing.
here's the thread...

This is an antique wash stand. It's a family heirloom, and is 100 years old plus.

It was stained very dark walnut color. The cathederials were blackish
and it was horrible. I kept it down the basement for many years, before I dragged it up and then painted it green, ( I know what was I thinking)cause it was so ugly.

First, I sanded it down and had to use some liquid stripper in the corners
to get rid of the green paint. Then I used boiled linseed oil rubbed on
with a rag, waited three days and stained it to match our bedroom furniture. I blended minwax stains until I got the desired color.
Then I used minwax poly ... I made a mix of about equal parts poly, terp,
and linseed oil...It has three coats, lightly sanded between coats.
The original lions head pulls, I used real gold leaf.

I'll be back with pics of the night stands we made, from taking inspiration from this washstand.

Two Knots 04-10-2013 06:34 PM

Before I look for the end table pics, here's another thing I refinished,
The head knot made this in 8th grade shop, it is mahogeny and I refinished it after the wash stand.
The bedroom set is older than dirt. I managed to get a good stain match,
but, that was the idea. :wink:

This is my end table, after the end tables we made the perfume cabinet
to match...this happens to us all the time, one thing leads to another...

this is the head guys end table.

the chipendale pulls were a garage sale find for a dollar a piece.
we put a walnut backing behind the pulls, as well as a hand carved
little thing under the shelf...

Well, then I said, " we should make a shelf for the TV"...
As you can see I fell in love with the cymas (sp?)

the strips of horizental wood was to hide the wires (on the left side)

mpellerin 04-10-2013 07:10 PM

Nice work!

Two Knots 04-11-2013 07:09 AM

thanks mpellerin.

fixrite 04-11-2013 12:36 PM

nice attention to detail. Great job

yipper 04-13-2013 08:34 AM

Very nice work... the pieces look great!

Two Knots 04-13-2013 09:03 AM

Thank you very much fixrite and yipper; there doesn't seem to
be too much interest in woodworking on this forum.
However, I would like to show you guys the laptop computer
table we made. I think it's very functional.

I'll go and pull it off my other computer. Again, I took some inspiration
from the bedroom end tables.

Two Knots 04-13-2013 10:01 AM

ok, here we go...I needed a table for my laptop in the family room.
I wanted to be able to sit in my chair and use the computer.
So, I designed this table. I couldn't work the cymas in in this design,
however, after we made other stuff with cymas. :yes:

This is the table, if I had to do it over I would have put a drawer
on each end rather than the center. The little drawer comes in handy.
We also made a birdcage with cymas for our lovebird, and another
birdcage for our canary taking inspiration from the legs of the
laptop table...The wood is QS white oak...

This is a side view, I took off the little finial thing on the bottom
so I could useit as a shelf.
My son has coined this set-up my 'command station.' :yes:
chair, footstool, pull chain light, computer, to the left I can
look out the window, to the right I can watch tv. Life is good.

Our grandpupply Max, enjoying sitting at 'Command Central'

On the right is a peek at the canary cage --with cymas. :)

fixrite 04-13-2013 10:09 AM

nice work on the table. The dog seems to be looking at you as if " how dare you I got here first" . I love the frog as well.

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