Tuesday, July 31, 2018

THE RESTORATION OF A VINTAGE CEDAR CHEST

This cedar chest was made many years ago in a prison through an inmate woodworking program. They were made to order and you could have your initials applied for a more custom look. It had belonged to my customer's grandparents and she wanted to preserve it for her family. Over the years the chest was damaged both structurally and cosmetically. A piece of the trim on the lid was cracked and missing and two of the original initials were missing in places. The original finish was heat damaged and it was also not applied properly when it was made. There were runs and other mistakes in the finish that were visible. The chest was stripped down, prepped, we repaired the missing trim with a new matching piece, new wooden initials were applied, and then it was finished with an even color match this time. A satin pre-cat lacquer was applied for durability. If you have an antique piece that you were thinking about restoring, please give us a call for a quote. Thanks for reading.

Dylan Martin, owner

BEFORE

STRIPPED, OLD INITIALS REMOVED

EVEN COLOR AND NEW INITIALS APPLIED

AFTER


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