Curbside find: tiger oak chest!March 13th, 2012 in member junk
As I drove by it at 45 mph on the way to drop off my daughter at school, I wasn't quite sure what I was seeing. A quick glimpse in the rearview mirror only teased me further. The design looked old, but there was no way to tell for sure.
So I dropped my daughter off, then rushed back to the house where I saw this chest, hoping to beat both the bulk trash collection and anyone else who might have a mind to pick it up from the curb.
When I got there, I knew what I had, but I also knew I had some work ahead of me. The top was ruined, water damaged and stained by who-knows-what. On the right, the veneer and the thin ply beneath it had become separately delaminated from the rest.
But with a few hours of 220 grit sanding, some wood glue and stain, I was back in business with a beautiful, tiger oak chest of drawers. And best of all, the restoration took less than four hours!
Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, bedroom, brown, traditional