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The latest antique chair project

posted by: my3dogs on 07.04.2012 at 11:02 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I'm learning something each time. I wanted to use the original nail heads on the re-do, so carefully pulled them all out. But, the walnut is so hard, that many were bent as they were first put in. It's much easier to straighten them out AS you pound them in, than try to do it before hand.

I took off the dark old finish with Minwax refinisher, and just used tung oil on the frame after.

$25 CL Eastlake walnut chair before


After, using fabric from my stash


Better view of the birds on the seat as I worked on it last night. I like the way the upper back bird appears to be looking at the 2 on the seat.



clipped on: 07.05.2012 at 10:12 pm    last updated on: 07.05.2012 at 10:12 pm